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    Oh Dear God. Just how many editions does one title need???
    "A real limited edition, far from being an expensive autograph stapled to a novel, is a treasure. And like all treasures do, it transforms the responsible owner into a caretaker, and being a caretaker of something as fragile and easily destroyed as ideas and images is not a bad thing but a good one...and so is the re-evaluation of what books are and what they do that necessarily follows." - Stephen King

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    I wonder if there will be a limited like Joyland?
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    Quote Originally Posted by becca69 View Post
    I wonder if there will be a limited like Joyland?
    I hope so, I had wonderful luck with that one... What are the odds the pricing is as reasonable as last time? I doubt it personally.

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    I get what they’re going for but the cheesecake covers for these are kind of embarrassing. Like the Joyland illustrated cover has the naked woman with a towel covering herself holding the rifle. (Although this is mild compared to that.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemCrashOverRide View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by becca69 View Post
    I wonder if there will be a limited like Joyland?
    I hope so, I had wonderful luck with that one... What are the odds the pricing is as reasonable as last time? I doubt it personally.
    Yeah $75 was a surprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    I get what they’re going for but the cheesecake covers for these are kind of embarrassing. Like the Joyland illustrated cover has the naked woman with a towel covering herself holding the rifle. (Although this is mild compared to that.)
    Aren't they based on an old line of books like that? I thought I heard something like that, but I forget the details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
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    I get what they’re going for but the cheesecake covers for these are kind of embarrassing. Like the Joyland illustrated cover has the naked woman with a towel covering herself holding the rifle. (Although this is mild compared to that.)
    Aren't they based on an old line of books like that? I thought I heard something like that, but I forget the details.
    Yes, they are deliberately retro, recalling the "racy" pulp covers of yesteryear. I like them, even as I roll my eyes.

    If this were a hardcover like Joyland Illustrated, I'd definitely pick up a copy. But as a PB, I'm less inclined.

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    Perfectly happy with the hardcover edition from a while back. No need for another.

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    Given that I have not bought TCK yet, how do all of you (who don't have much enthusiasm for this new edition) think this edition stacks up for me to go with? Keep in mind, I'm not looking for anything truly collectible etc.
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    If you want a book that won't appreciate in value and you also happen to like the illustrations then go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Br!an View Post
    If you want a book that won't appreciate in value and you also happen to like the illustrations then go for it.
    Check and check. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by becca69 View Post
    I wonder if there will be a limited like Joyland?
    I'm told by editor/publisher Charles Ardai that a limited is not planned, there also will not be any advance proofs produced for those looking for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jreitan47 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by becca69 View Post
    I wonder if there will be a limited like Joyland?
    I'm told by editor/publisher Charles Ardai that a limited is not planned, there also will not be any advance proofs produced for those looking for that.
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    The Colorado Kid will have a mainstream publication in the UK for the first time next July, by Titan Books.

    The Colorado Kid will be published on 2nd July 2019 by Titan's imprint Hard Case Crime in paperback featuring exclusive cover art by Paul Mann, as well as 20 new interior illustrations, retailing at £7.99.

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    Is that a paperback edition of the one that was recently announced, or another one, again, with brand new illustrations? I am not sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by herbertwest View Post
    Is that a paperback edition of the one that was recently announced, or another one, again, with brand new illustrations? I am not sure
    Probably a UK-ized version of the new one with the same 20 illos.

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    That's also what I thought but I couldnt find the actual answer
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    I want one.

    It's weird, because I highly disliked THE COLORADO KID.
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