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    Quote Originally Posted by bsaenz24 View Post
    Personally, I think it's your humble soft spoken nature that's doing it.
    Exactly! I have the best humility. The most amazing humility. I've talked to everyone and they all agree, everyone tells me that my humility is the biggest, richest, most impressive humility they've ever seen. Bar none. Bar none. And let me tell you that when other people show up with their humility, they are weak. They are weak and disgusting. It sickens me actually. I'm not afraid to say it. Their humility is pathetic. My humility drives sales. Stick with my humility and you'll get tired of winning. So much winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Exactly! I have the best humility. The most amazing humility. I've talked to everyone and they all agree, everyone tells me that my humility is the biggest, richest, most impressive humility they've ever seen. Bar none. Bar none. And let me tell you that when other people show up with their humility, they are weak. They are weak and disgusting. It sickens me actually. I'm not afraid to say it. Their humility is pathetic. My humility drives sales. Stick with my humility and you'll get tired of winning. So much winning.
    #humblebrag@jeffingoff.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Question--was this anthology previously opened for orders? I'm shocked with how quickly it sold out. That's not a knock on the book or CD. I just think it sold exceptionally fast. I jumped on both editions myself--but that's largely because I'm a Malerman fan and the lettered edition wasn't astronomically high.
    Yeah, I snoozed and lost out because I was hoping to get a few more months of the collector's club credit under my belt to offset the cost...I was NOT expecting this to sell out so fast. Surprised, and bummed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    #humblebrag@jeffingoff.com
    He's a Humble Bumble LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy121070 View Post
    Yeah, I snoozed and lost out because I was hoping to get a few more months of the collector's club credit under my belt to offset the cost...I was NOT expecting this to sell out so fast. Surprised, and bummed out.
    Yeah, same here. That was a surprise. Thought it might be around awhile. Looks like a cool book! Well, Congrats to CD, Brian, and those who snagged one! Hopefully this'll be the start of more like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    Thank you! I hope the rest of the book continues along this path!
    I read the Intermission today. I had doubts that the poetry could keep my interest as high as the stories in Act One. Well I am happy to report that the Intermission is an integral part of the show. Anyone who buys this book and plans to skip the Poetry I implore you to read Clowns by Robert Payne Cabeen. I believe that one will display why you need to stick with the Intermission. The only drawback, and it is a minor one, I kept trying to read the first story of Act Three in a poetic cadence.

    Mr. Freeman, I can't convey how much I am enjoying this read. Thank you and keep the creative book ideas coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Exactly! I have the best humility. The most amazing humility. I've talked to everyone and they all agree, everyone tells me that my humility is the biggest, richest, most impressive humility they've ever seen. Bar none. Bar none. And let me tell you that when other people show up with their humility, they are weak. They are weak and disgusting. It sickens me actually. I'm not afraid to say it. Their humility is pathetic. My humility drives sales. Stick with my humility and you'll get tired of winning. So much winning.
    I have nothing to add to this conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Mr. Freeman, I can't convey how much I am enjoying this read. Thank you and keep the creative book ideas coming!
    Thank you!

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    Anyone who missed out who really does still want one, even if you're waiting for a little more cash in your bank account, please just drop me a line. There are always cancellations. I'll make a list of who we need to make sure get offered any available copies. Thanks!

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    So to continue my rambling commentary on the reading of this book. Life has gotten in the way of my reading lately but I have only Mr. Malerman’s novella left to read. Unless that is a total stinker this will rate as one of my favorite anthologies. Some stories are better than others but there has not been a bad read. More weird tales than horror in general but a very fun ride. If Malerman ruins it for me I will directly and forever blame One person. Mr Terry I am looking at you. I am going to miss this one when I finish it.

    Thank you again Mr. Freeman for pulling together such unique and complementary stories. On a side note, I know Billy Chizmar is still in school and has a way to go before he settles into a career but I for one hope he keeps writing. I loved Mr Bones’ Wild Ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    So to continue my rambling commentary on the reading of this book. Life has gotten in the way of my reading lately but I have only Mr. Malermanís novella left to read. Unless that is a total stinker this will rate as one of my favorite anthologies. Some stories are better than others but there has not been a bad read. More weird tales than horror in general but a very fun ride. If Malerman ruins it for me I will directly and forever blame One person. Mr Terry I am looking at you. I am going to miss this one when I finish it.

    Thank you again Mr. Freeman for pulling together such unique and complementary stories. On a side note, I know Billy Chizmar is still in school and has a way to go before he settles into a career but I for one hope he keeps writing. I loved Mr Bonesí Wild Ride.
    It's my understanding that Mr. Malerman's work load is overwhelming. What with the follow-up to Bird Box and all. It's such that he's allowed a certain ghost writer to meet his contractual demands. That ghost writer is none other than Bentley Little. It's my contention that if you dislike the Malerman entry into this anthology, then you must blame Bentley Litle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    It's my understanding that Mr. Malerman's work load is overwhelming. What with the follow-up to Bird Box and all. It's such that he's allowed a certain ghost writer to meet his contractual demands. That ghost writer is none other than Bentley Little. It's my contention that if you dislike the Malerman entry into this anthology, then you must blame Bentley Little.
    If that is the case then I am sure I will like it. Actually about 15 pages in and I am intrigued. It is always interesting to move from short stories to a novella. Short stories have a tendency to go straight for the jugular as a novella will have a slower burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    It's my understanding that Mr. Malerman's work load is overwhelming. What with the follow-up to Bird Box and all. It's such that he's allowed a certain ghost writer to meet his contractual demands. That ghost writer is none other than Bentley Little. It's my contention that if you dislike the Malerman entry into this anthology, then you must blame Bentley Litle.
    Jeff, did you order this title? Assuming it was because of the Bentley ghost writing??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsaenz24 View Post
    Jeff, did you order this title? Assuming it was because of the Bentley ghost writing??
    I ordered both editions because I'm secretly infatuated with Little. I just can't break his gravitational pull. I'm trapped in his orbit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    I ordered both editions because I'm secretly infatuated with Little. I just can't break his gravitational pull. I'm trapped in his orbit.
    Called it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    It's my understanding that Mr. Malerman's work load is overwhelming. What with the follow-up to Bird Box and all. It's such that he's allowed a certain ghost writer to meet his contractual demands. That ghost writer is none other than Bentley Little. It's my contention that if you dislike the Malerman entry into this anthology, then you must blame Bentley Litle.
    About a third of the way through Mr. Malerman’s story and I am enjoying it. Mr. Terry, if you get a chance please thank him for farming this out to such a great writer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    About a third of the way through Mr. Malermanís story and I am enjoying it. Mr. Terry, if you get a chance please thank him for farming this out to such a great writer.
    I'm having lunch with both of them right now. They both said you're welcome. Steve is also here and he's signing my AGE of Misery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    I'm having lunch with both of them right now. They both said you're welcome. Steve is also here and he's signing my AGE of Misery.
    Hope your lunch is better than what I had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    ... Steve is also here and he's signing my AGE of Misery.
    You're welcome! He owed me a favor after I told him Pennywise should REALLY be a clown and not a washing machine repair guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Hope your lunch is better than what I had.
    If I'm eating with Malerman and King, then I could be eating fried shoelaces and be happy.

    Quote Originally Posted by bsaenz24 View Post
    You're welcome! He owed me a favor after I told him Pennywise should REALLY be a clown and not a washing machine repair guy.
    Good call! Yeah he didn't believe me that the villain in Duma Key should be a pirate witch painting--he wanted to make it a factory worker at a cereal plant set in rural Ohio for no damn reason.

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