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Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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> Stu - As I only have 1-4 & 7 in paperback, I'd essentially be interested in having a look at whatever you're willing to part with!

Sorry Mr Burns, I'm currently in the wilds of the Morobe province of Papua New Guinea, but I did a quick check before I left Australia and there were at least the copies I had previously mentioned (possibly more when I look in other boxes). I'll be back in civilisation towards the end of next week, so I'll do some snaps then.

It is currently raining very hard, but the view is very Fangorn-like with forest stretching between 50 and 100ks in pretty much any direction. Just hoping that my accommodation for the night doesn't end up at the bottom of the valley as heavy rain = landslips in these parts!

Stu

Posted on: 2010/5/6 23:34


Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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Well having the first copies with a typo might just make these PODs unique :)

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Posted on: 2010/5/6 23:27


Re: Deceptive eBay practice
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If you go to the author, Kristy Lynn Higgins', Amazon page and look at the reviews, you may possibly find another deceptive little practice going on: Some of the positive reviews are duplicates from the same small number of accounts (on different days, albeit often with the same text), and if you then examine those users (e.g. BookWarrior "Zaine"), you see that all they have ever reviewed are Ms. Higgins' books (and they seem to have reviewed *all* of them).

Most of the genuine reviews correctly seem to describe the writing as excrement (although the story gets a couple of ticks). However, the sample chapters adequately demonstrate the nastiness of the writing. Realistically, If I want to enjoy writing of that quality, then I will write a novel myself.

Stu

Posted on: 2010/4/23 17:08


Re: how to identify a hobbit book i have never seen before?
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Hi, I assume you are referring to the horrible cut-and-paste nightmare of a book listed on eBay. Fortunately it is very easy to give an accurate value for this one: Zero. The handy thing about this value is that it applies in any currency :)

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Posted on: 2010/4/20 1:43


Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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>Anyone have favourite haunts for seeking out the HoME series? My plan was going to involve lots of Google, Amazon, Ebay and garage/yard/car boot sales. I'd be surprised to find something of this calibur in a bargain book shop.


I have a few imperfect copies of some of the volumes kicking around that I have no need for (as I have two full sets of 1/1s that are my "keepers"). I am far too lazy to sell them via eBay (I have never sold a book, I just chuck 'em into boxes when I get better copies). Not 100% sure which ones I have, but I'm pretty sure I have fairly reasonable 1/1s of Lays of Beleriand, War of the Ring [some foxing, particularly to inside of DJ], Treason of Isengard [PO signature to board], BoLT2 [PO Signature, I think]. Plus I think I have near fine copies of 1/2's of BoLT2 and BoLT1. If you are interested in any, let me know and I'll dig them out and take some snaps for you. Above descriptions are purely from memory, and I haven't looked at them for a long while....


Stu

Posted on: 2010/4/19 2:01



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