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Eddie Garland
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Many here enjoy an faux aged book.
I am really enjoying this so I thought I should share.
While it is certainly not Professor B.C. quality in aging it is wonderful for a mass marketed book.
The story is quite fascinating and there is an entirely different story going on in notes written in the margins of the book...very clever.

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Nice idea.
But, if the notes written in the margins are the most important thing, why not doing in that in an old book?
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Looks like it could be quite good, have to chech it out.
By failing to prepare, we are preparing to fail.
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I agree. Looks like a cool idea, at least at first glance.
Eddie Garland
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Concept is that two strangers are sharing a library book. They write notes to each other in the margins in pencil and ink.
They have never met.
The book is their communication device.
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That's just great-thanks Eddie.
Who is the author?
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Oops, got it.
Everyone already hear J.J. Abrams on TED ?--infinite possibilities and mystery and magic-the Mystery Box!
http://www.ted.com/talks/j_j_abrams_mystery_box.html
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Fascinating! J.J. Abrams is excellent at creating mystery. Now, when it comes to solving that mystery, he generally leaves a lot to be desired, but it's always an interesting ride.
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One more--lot of smart here for all mystery performers-
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling -- starting at the end and working back to the beginning-
http://www.ted.com/playlists/62/how_to_tell_a_story.html
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Hey Eddie - will there be a paperback version???? Smile
"They are lean and athirst!!!!"
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Hey Bruce - it would not surprize me, a trade paperback more than likely.

I only hoped to see the preservation of a brilliant bizarre effect for future generations of spooky types, not sure why you continue to tease.

I hope someday B.C. does produce a paperback and his masterful art can be explored by those without big pockets.
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It reminds me the serie of books of Dennis Wheatley: Murder off Miami, ...
Those books were very influençal on my own work in bizarre magic.

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And also Professor Angell's box http://www.cthulhulives.org/store/storeD......box.html
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Another version of Murder off Miami...
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He apparently wrote a great deal about the Occult and Black Magic. One of his books inspired a Hammer film.
Nice to meet you Mr. Wheatley. Smile
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On 2013-11-09 17:31, Eddie Garland wrote:
Hey Bruce - it would not surprize me, a trade paperback more than likely.

I only hoped to see the preservation of a brilliant bizarre effect for future generations of spooky types, not sure why you continue to tease.

I hope someday B.C. does produce a paperback and his masterful art can be explored by those without big pockets.


I teased as I thought you would like it as a joke call back - but if it actually is being perceived as a negative thing, I apologise and I shall cease!!!! I personally thought turning the book you just posted on into a paperback would be seen as a no-way and it was kind of a reverse of the other topic - guess I goofed! Mea culpa!!!!
"They are lean and athirst!!!!"
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No worries at all good Doctor.
I'm just overly sensitive and dainty...a puppet thing.

The book "S" or "Ship of Theseus" is also available to download on ibooks...so it even plays digitally.
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I just got this for about $25 from Amazon. I haven't read it yet but as far as appearances go, for the money, it looks very nice! It has a textured hard cover and even a library shelf sticker on the spine. I'm going to order at least one other copy to give as a Christmas gift.

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The major odd looking bit is the extra wide margins, where the notations appear.
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Great pictures, Mind Guerrilla, I've place my order on Amazon. The margins do look a little odd, but I'd rather that than have the written text squeezed into a space too small to read. I'm excited for it to arrive, seems a very different and unique read.
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I highly recommend reading it with paperclips... to keep the bits and pieces in place on the pages where they were intended to be found.
There are heaps of notes and postcards that can unexpectedly fall out.

Libraries are having a difficult time with this book for that very reason.
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On 2013-11-11 15:08, Eddie Garland wrote:
I highly recommend reading it with paperclips... to keep the bits and pieces in place on the pages where they were intended to be found.
There are heaps of notes and postcards that can unexpectedly fall out.

Libraries are having a difficult time with this book for that very reason.

Eddie,

Not too long after reading your post...sure enough one of the postcards fell out of my book. Smile I found a web page, though, that told me where I should stick it, if you pardon the expression:

http://sfiles22.blogspot.com/2013/10/s-is-out-there.html

I'm about halfway through the book. I've decided to read the "actual" book first and then re-read it along with all the notes and inserts.

I'm enjoying it so far. The pages have a nice, subtle aged look and the book even smells kind of old.
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Has anyone determined what ageing technique was used for this book?

Was it simply printed on old paper?
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