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Ivy13

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I'm just curious if there are others out there who have read this book multiple times? I've lost count of how many times I've read it. And every time I fly anywhere I read it again (or The Drawing of the Three because well ... airplane lol).

I'd say I've read it at least a dozen times over the years ... and it never gets old
 

GNTLGNT

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#2
I'm just curious if there are others out there who have read this book multiple times? I've lost count of how many times I've read it. And every time I fly anywhere I read it again (or The Drawing of the Three because well ... airplane lol).

I'd say I've read it at least a dozen times over the years ... and it never gets old
...I don't think I've read it to tatters like you have, but I'd reckon maybe 6 or 7 times....
 

Neesy

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I'm just curious if there are others out there who have read this book multiple times? I've lost count of how many times I've read it. And every time I fly anywhere I read it again (or The Drawing of the Three because well ... airplane lol).

I'd say I've read it at least a dozen times over the years ... and it never gets old
Only once - I should attempt it again - I heard it gets better after you have read a few of the others and then gone back to it.
 

Neesy

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Oh I highly recommend revisiting it. Did you read the original or the revised?
Pretty sure it was the original one (I will go have a look!)


Okay - I have two copies - a small one that says 'first Signet printing July 1989' [copyright 1982] and the second one is larger with color illustrations by Michael Whelan first Plume Printing, September 1988 (it is a first edition, for whatever that is worth).

I will have to keep an eye out for the original 1982 one at the Value Village - who knows? - maybe I will get lucky!
:untroubled:
 
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Ivy13

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Nov 8, 2015
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#12
Pretty sure it was the original one (I will go have a look!)


Okay - I have two copies - a small one that says 'first Signet printing July 1989' [copyright 1982] and the second one is larger with color illustrations by Michael Whelan first Plume Printing, September 1988 (it is a first edition, for whatever that is worth).

I will have to keep an eye out for the original 1982 one at the Value Village - who knows? - maybe I will get lucky!
:untroubled:
You have two of the same versions as mine :) Both of those are what I mean by the original versions. The revised edition came out in the early 2000s and has slight differences in it. Although in my personal opinion I wouldn't read that version until I'd read all of the other DT books
 

skimom2

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Oct 9, 2013
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#13
Probably 7 or 8 times, and I finally liked it this last time :) I have a copy of each (original and revised), and there's something to be said for each. The original is definitely rougher, and has far more adverbs than the revised (lol), but I found the revision of the fight in Tully in the revised to be a cockadoodie cheat, right up there with Lucas' revision of the Han/Greedo kerfuffle. It was a fundamental change to Roland's character in that story, and it will never sit right with me. For that reason, I'll wade through a sea of adverbs to maintain that kernel of character truth.
 

Ivy13

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Probably 7 or 8 times, and I finally liked it this last time :) I have a copy of each (original and revised), and there's something to be said for each. The original is definitely rougher, and has far more adverbs than the revised (lol), but I found the revision of the fight in Tully in the revised to be a cockadoodie cheat, right up there with Lucas' revision of the Han/Greedo kerfuffle. It was a fundamental change to Roland's character in that story, and it will never sit right with me. For that reason, I'll wade through a sea of adverbs to maintain that kernel of character truth.
Sounds a lot like how I felt the first time I read the revised version. But the more I keep thinking about the growth of the character in other changes I'm okay with it. I tell ya though, before I sat down calmly and pondered over it for a long long time, book 7 made me so mad I nearly threw it out the window. But that's one of the reasons I like his writing so much ... because it does draw me in so deeply that I actually do get mad at the characters and the things they do :)

And in my opinion ... Han shot first and he's always shot first ever since the first time I saw that movie as a kid :) I choose to ignore that particular revision lol.
 

Ivy13

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Nov 8, 2015
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I think I've read the original twice and the revised version twice. I'm counting the audio book as one of the two times for the original. I have the original audio version on cassette tape and a while back I copied it to digital to preserve it. The original was read by Frank Muller and it's not in print anymore.
I think I might have listened to that one. I was driving a LOT back in those days and got the first several to listen to but at either book 3 or 4 the voice changed and it just wasn't quite as good.
 
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