|SolRo - 2017-05-31 |
book nerds; is 120 dollars for this a good deal or a rip-off?
I'm leaning toward rip-off. Someone who is interested in this likely already has Lovecraft's stuff in one format or another. Tough to justify the price when it'd go toward replacing something that's already serviceable. Kinda like when they release box sets for Star Wars or whatever, with a couple extra special features, and expect that little whiff of exclusivity to carry it.
It's a nice volume, but since there's no author or estate to pay, the price makes me think it's mildly scammy.
Lovecraft's stories have been public domain for ages, which is why there are so many mediocre, badly edited compilations of his work out there. I appreciate the artistry behind the volumes (I especially liked Penguin's Lovecraft anthology released in 2015-2016 in black hardback), but I dunno.
|Crowbot - 2017-05-31 |
Whenever I come across a Franklin at my work (I buy/sell used books), my first thought is always "shame it's not an Easton." Honestly, if you want something for an investment, go with those. Otherwise, there is a Barnes & Noble collection of his that has a neat "space-trippy" cover you can get for $15-25
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