Special Editions?!

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  1. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member
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    Not sure if anyone knows this, but the book Invisible Monsters is being re-released. A recent post from the author said it will include 150 new pages... I'm a bit surprised by this personally, and have never heard of anything like this before.

    So, what do you all think about this? Has anyone heard of this before?
     

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  2. NukeBenji

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    Is that the Chuck Palahniuk book?

    Thats pretty unheard of to add that many additional pages. I worked in a bookstore for 2 years and don't recall anything of that magnitude.
     
  3. 9to5cynic

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    It is that book. Yeah, it seems like it's a huge amount of pages, so I'll probably pick it up (again...) to get the latest.

    Though, the last few books I haven't gotten. Maybe I'll get those instead... hmm..

    Yeah, I thought it was pretty weird too, and I hadn't heard of anything like that before (maybe a re-release with a forward or preface or something, but never new content (to fiction at least)).
     
  4. NukeBenji

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    His last few books have been...mediocre at best. The newest book isn't too bad though. I'll probably check out the special edition too.
     
  5. 9to5cynic

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    Cool, Damned right? I didn't care too much for pygmy, and i didn't bother with Tell All or Snuff yet... Not sure if I will.
     
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    Tell All was one of the worst books I've ever read, Snuff was alright. I guess. But Damned was pretty entertaining. I definitely enjoyed his earlier works far more than the last few years.
     
  7. 9to5cynic

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    Yeah, I've heard very bad things about Tell All, and I think I'd feel like a bit of a perv reading snuff...

    Damned on the otherhand, sounds pretty damn awesome... ;)
     
  8. NukeBenji

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    Yeah, give it a shot at some point. Maybe we can discuss. I enjoyed it.
     
  9. ScottColbert

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    While not unheard of, it's rarely done. Stephen King added a good bit of stuff to The Stand, back in 89-90. He also re-editied the the first in The Gunslinger series as well as some minor additions.

    Harlan Ellison just released his second novel ever published and out of print for decades, and added I think 100 new pages as well as redoing the whole thing.

    Oh and King also released a revised Salem's Lot a few years ago as well, with new material, and an appendices of about 50 pages of excerpts and cuts that were made from the original.
     
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