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Best Hardcover version???

Discussion in 'The Shining' started by Checksum47, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. Checksum47

    Checksum47 New Member

    Hi,
    I am new here and am trying to figure out what is the best version of "The Shining" to get for my old man for Fathers Day. My dad loves the movie with Jack Nicholson and hinted around to me that he would love to read the book.
    Obviously, he doesnt need or even want a 1st edition. I know he would rather have hardcover over paperback. So are there special versions that the un-initiated like me wouldnt know about? Im sure he would want a version that is original. I know sometimes they update certain books because maybe some of the content is a little controversial. He doesnt want a politically correct version. So with all this in mind. Can someone recommend a version for me? Its ok if he doesnt get it by this Sunday.
    Thanks for any help...
     
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  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Welcome! I don't think any version of the book has been updated or edited in anyway that I've ever heard.
     
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  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...there have been no "updated or edited" versions of the original tale, until the new Cemtary Dance Limited Edition which is in printing now-which includes previously unavailable material....any HC on the rack should be fine for your Dad to enjoy....
     
  4. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Any HC will do but I wouldn't recommend the BCE. It's cheaply made.
     
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  5. Checksum47

    Checksum47 New Member

    So is that Cemtary Dance Limited Edition the same thing as this BCE? I think my old man wouldnt mind previously unavailable material as long as it doesnt change the original material in any way besides adding to it. If it replaces some stuff then thats different...
     
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  6. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...nothing is replaced or changed from CD my friend and BCE is "Book Club Edition" which there are no guarantees of full editions or full quality...
     
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  7. Checksum47

    Checksum47 New Member

    So does 40 dollars sound like a good price for a Hardcover version from Barnes and Noble?
     
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  8. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...sounds like full retail...somebody's got to have them on sale...
     
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  9. Checksum47

    Checksum47 New Member

    Where do you guys buy them from?
     
  10. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    I found one in a used bookstore, ordered another on Amazon, and bought my third copy from someone in a Stephen King fb group.
     
  11. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    You can also check on thriftbooks.com I buy a lot of older hard-to-find books from them and am mostly happy with what I've received.
     
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  12. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....I am a member of the Stephen King Library...they ship automatically with every new release, and I save about half on retail-though receive it rather slowly....I'll add the link for you....

    Home page
     
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  13. signals2112

    signals2112 Well-Known Member

    Are those books first edition, or different?
     
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  14. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I have received a number of FE's...but I look at it as a nice surprise if I do....I'm not one that pursues them...
     
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