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Baby Blue

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...I already smacked the credit card around some more, and ordered the slipcased edition....
I'm tempted to do the same but now that I know how long it takes to get the CD editions, I'm torn. One the one hand, it will look beautiful on my shelf. On the other hand, I will definitely have already bought and read the regular hardcover long before the slipcased edition ships.
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
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I'm tempted to do the same but now that I know how long it takes to get the CD editions, I'm torn. One the one hand, it will look beautiful on my shelf. On the other hand, I will definitely have already bought and read the regular hardcover long before the slipcased edition ships.
....I'll get an earlier copy through my Stephen King Library subscription....yep, having my cake and eating it too....:tough:
 

fljoe0

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I'm tempted to do the same but now that I know how long it takes to get the CD editions, I'm torn. One the one hand, it will look beautiful on my shelf. On the other hand, I will definitely have already bought and read the regular hardcover long before the slipcased edition ships.
These particular books are not CD editions. I think they are the regular trade edition but CD makes slipcases for them (which I love). I don't think there will be too much of a delay on these. They may ship the book first and then the slipcase later.

There's a person or two from CD that post once in a while, so maybe they can comment on this.
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
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These particular books are not CD editions. I think they are the regular trade edition but CD makes slipcases for them (which I love). I don't think there will be too much of a delay on these. They may ship the book first and then the slipcase later.

There's a person or two from CD that post once in a while, so maybe they can comment on this.
I just read CD's announcement and it does state that the slipcases will come at a later date.
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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Cambridge, Ohio
These particular books are not CD editions. I think they are the regular trade edition but CD makes slipcases for them (which I love). I don't think there will be too much of a delay on these. They may ship the book first and then the slipcase later.

There's a person or two from CD that post once in a while, so maybe they can comment on this.
....oh I know, one will be nice and fresh in the in the slipcase...don't have many of those from CD......
 

Moderator

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Jul 10, 2006
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Is this one a novella or a novel? I got the impression that it might be a shorter work along the lines of Gwendy. The premise sounds a bit like Thinner meets Insomnia.
It's a novella. To be honest, I was surprised they're releasing it as a stand-alone but it's most likely too long to be published in a magazine unless they did it in a couple installments. The version I read was 27,204 words but I haven't seen the edits.
 

DiO'Bolic

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Nov 14, 2013
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It's a novella. To be honest, I was surprised they're releasing it as a stand-alone but it's most likely too long to be published in a magazine unless they did it in a couple installments. The version I read was 27,204 words but I haven't seen the edits.
Only 27,204 words? Jeez... King can knock that out on a single trip to the can. :)
 

mjs9153

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Anybody notice in the synopsis that the protagonist is named Scott Carey and is suffering from a steady weight loss affliction?Sounds like SK is updating The Incredible Shrinking Man,by Richard Matheson,sounds like this will be a nice homage to Mr Matheson..looking forward to it!
 

Doc Creed

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Anybody notice in the synopsis that the protagonist is named Scott Carey and is suffering from a steady weight loss affliction?Sounds like SK is updating The Incredible Shrinking Man,by Richard Matheson,sounds like this will be a nice homage to Mr Matheson..looking forward to it!
Interesting thought, Mikey. I wondered, too, if King was revisiting territory from Thinner or if the character's affliction was more symbolic. Sounds like it must be literal, though, huh? I'm ready for King to go back to the supernatural novels.
 

mjs9153

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Interesting thought, Mikey. I wondered, too, if King was revisiting territory from Thinner or if the character's affliction was more symbolic. Sounds like it must be literal, though, huh? I'm ready for King to go back to the supernatural novels.
Yes,I think it has been discussed before that Matheson was a big influence on Mr K..as soon as I read the name,Scott Carey,and his affliction I was excited for this..a giant spider attack is probably too much to hope for though.. ;)
 

Doc Creed

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Anybody notice in the synopsis that the protagonist is named Scott Carey and is suffering from a steady weight loss affliction?Sounds like SK is updating The Incredible Shrinking Man,by Richard Matheson,sounds like this will be a nice homage to Mr Matheson..looking forward to it!
Oh! I see. I didn't know the character from the Matheson book was called Scott Carey. I'm a little slow...:biggrin2:
 
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