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Re: New Book Releases
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Thanks remy. I do believe the set is way overpriced (and probably overvalued too).

Seeing as the individual books can pretty much be purchased brand new and sealed for about USD 500, it seems to me like I'd be paying USD 1100 for an empty cardboard box. I'm sure the box is nice, but really is it worth THAT much? Maybe if I was a millionaire I wouldn't question it :)

Thanks for your help, remy. I appreciate you taking the time to respond.

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Edited by Earl on 2015/7/31 6:09:44


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Sounds expensive. Think they originally sold with an RRP £300. But with only 100 made, they don't come up for sale often and hard to put a price on (no established market).

I am pretty sure I bought 2 of these at the time (not at home to check at the moment).

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Hello, I'm returning here after a few years' hiatus :)

I wanted to ask if anyone has any information concerning the pricing of the 5-book deluxe edition box set?

It's currently being sold at Abe Books for GBP 1056. Is this a fair price?

I honestly don't think the set is worth that much; but I may be undervaluing it. Has the set sold lately on the secondary market (since HC isn't selling it anymore), and does anyone know how much it sold for?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers!

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Edited by Earl on 2015/7/31 2:09:18


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http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2 ... olkien-was-crypto-fascist

So, it is an irony that Moorcock remains largely unfilmed – or unfilmable – while the writer most responsible for turning fantasy into global entertainment, if posthumously, is his old antithesis J R R Tolkien. Moorcock liked Tolkien in person; he visited the old professor in Oxford and found him ­polite and personable. But it’s not hard to see Tolkien as a complacent, hierarchical force of Law in opposition to Moorcock’s free-ranging, morally complex Chaos. In 1978, Moorcock made the conflict explicit in a jeremiad against the old inkling entitled “Epic Pooh” (as in Winnie-the-Pooh), which accused Tolkien of propagating a ­sentimental Luddism while blithely promoting war.

“I think he’s a crypto-fascist,” says Moorcock, laughing. “In Tolkien, everyone’s in their place and happy to be there. We go there and back, to where we started. There’s no escape, nothing will ever change and nobody will ever break out of this well-­ordered world.”


You just can't help but think Mr. Moorcock is suffering from some severely sour grapes; or perhaps he spent a little too much time visiting the twilight zone back in the psychedelic 60's.

Posted on: 7/27 9:55:48

Edited by Red on 2015/7/28 11:32:41



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