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#1 2014-08-20 10:59:06

Olaf
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Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

http://thebookplank.blogspot.de/2014/08 … ement.html

First review is in (courtesy of Deborah on Twitter).


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#2 2014-09-14 07:32:55

laDuchesse
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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

http://bestinfantasy.blogspot.de/2014/0 … d.html?m=1

Also courtesy of Deb on twitter.

Only two after a week, I wonder why there are not more, yet,

Such a great book (yes I know I have not pasted a review neither, shame on me).


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#3 2014-09-14 13:04:29

Olaf
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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

There are probably more, but what with my ultra slow internet I did not really bother looking for them. Just takes too long.

However, we did not do any kind of Army prepub activity, so that might be one reason why there are not sooo many reviews. Also it is book three in a series, and many blogs are only looking for the "next big thing" rather than following an ongoing series.

My own review is also woefully late, but will come in due time. Might be awhile though.


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#4 2014-09-14 13:11:37

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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

I keep trying to write my review, but I never get very far...


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
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#5 2014-09-15 11:43:11

Olaf
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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions


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#6 2014-09-15 12:10:16

Olaf
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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

another interview

http://thebookplank.blogspot.de/2014/09 … liams.html


from Tad´s UK publisher

http://www.hodderscape.co.uk/dante-or-dollar/

not much of a review, but posted widely (by Harriet Klausner)

https://harrietkreview.wordpress.com/20 … -williams/


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#7 2014-09-16 06:11:23

ylvs
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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

The Dante or Dollar piece is great! But that Klausner woman? Stupid as a cake. I bet she has again not read the book. It#s all about the feather. Sure.


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#8 2014-09-16 11:07:49

Olaf
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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

She is pretty notorious.  Have not seen reviews by her for a while,  so I thought she had stopped her game, but she seems to be at it again.


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#9 2014-09-26 16:36:21

Olaf
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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

Short shoutout from Kirkus Reviews:

Sleeping Late On Judgement Day by Tad Williams

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Bobby Dollar, a renegade angel who failed to rescue his demon girlfriend from Hell, returns to the menial task of being an angel advocate. When another angel, an old friend, shows up with selective amnesia about Bobby's superiors, it soon becomes apparent that there is corruption even in Heaven's hallowed halls. Its latest victim? Bobby, who's on trial for his immortal soul.

WHY YOU SHOULD READ IT: Williams' brand of urban fantasy is engrossing and fun to read.

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/ … september/


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#10 2015-08-31 07:02:30

elfenthanz
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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

Gmaen, dears, I need your help.

With: Is this http://www.amazon.de/Williams-SLEEPING- … eping+late

the first edition? (anyone a cool tip where to buy it?) I still only have it as data and it's high time I bought it.

and am I right in thinking that this http://www.amazon.de/Sleeping-Late-On-J … 075640889X is not? (slightly wrong dimensions) (also, much cheaper)

how tf do I know? If I spend fourty bloody bucks, and it doesn't go with the others and was made some random time after some random number of months in some random thin paper and random crappy ink, you know, I'm gonna ... tell you not here but in the Mint, that's all I'm sayin.

Man, I should have gotten it the moment it came bloody out, I'm so annoyed. I really didn't think it would get more expensive that quickly; weren't they like 25 bucks? Euro, I mean? *sigh* and the slight gnawing fear in the back not to get it at all is just a tiny bit horrible.


Ah well.


Help with the edition pls?


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#11 2015-08-31 07:55:54

ylvs
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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

Lily, sweetling, hello.

It will not go with the others anyway as DAW changed design midseries.
*shakes fist at stupid publishers*

How about this one?
US hardcover 25€. If it does not have to be 1st edition this should be fine.


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#12 2015-08-31 08:07:40

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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

Hey Lily,

they´re actually the same edition!

The more expensive edition you linked is from private sellers rather than Amazon directly. If you want to make sure you got the tight edition check the ISBN.

The original Daw hardover from September 2014 has the ISBN 9780756408893.

Which takes you to this http://www.amazon.de/Sleeping-Late-On-J … 075640889X

However, as Ylvs already pointed out, Daw changed the cover style after HAPPY HOUR was published in hardcover and did new artwork for DIRTY STREETS pb, Happy Hour pb and SLEEPING LATE hc and pb (which is just now being published).

The rest of the hc will match however. Print quality etc.

Hope this helps.


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#13 2015-08-31 09:07:30

elfenthanz
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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

ylvs wrote:

Lily, sweetling, hello.

It will not go with the others anyway as DAW changed design midseries.
*shakes fist at stupid publishers*

How about this one?
US hardcover 25€. If it does not have to be 1st edition this should be fine.

Nah, honey, :D c'mon, it really does have to be first edition.

also: I miss you.


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#14 2015-08-31 09:15:31

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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

Why! WHY would they do that, omg! (nah, don't need an answer) Well, that's fine, the point is not that they look the same, but be their own original selves. Thanks for the ISBN, Olaf, I didn't even know if a work gets its ISBN, or every edition. Makes sense, of course. The other would've too, though.
You know me, confusion is an anxious Hamsterrad.

So, thanks, dears.

Btw you I miss, too, Olaf. I actually really truly do.

- I got that right, or no? every edition has it's own ISBN?


Both snow and the flower itself were unlikely to have been found in the Holy Land in those days, but that has never hurt the story's popularity.  Prologue

 

#15 2015-08-31 09:23:22

ylvs
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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

If you had checked you would have found that the one I linked indeed is a 1st edition. ISBN matches.
I just did not know before because it does not say so on the site.

Now hurry and get it!


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#16 2015-08-31 09:54:56

Olaf
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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

elfenthanz wrote:

Why! WHY would they do that, omg! (nah, don't need an answer) Well, that's fine, the point is not that they look the same, but be their own original selves. Thanks for the ISBN, Olaf, I didn't even know if a work gets its ISBN, or every edition. Makes sense, of course. The other would've too, though.
You know me, confusion is an anxious Hamsterrad.

So, thanks, dears.

Btw you I miss, too, Olaf. I actually really truly do.

- I got that right, or no? every edition has it's own ISBN?

Every new edition gets a new ISBN. So, the paperback of SLOJD has a different ISBN from the pb, and the ebook has yet again a different (e)ISBN.

Reprints of the SAME edition, however, do not get a new ISBN. I don´t know if DAW ever did a second printing of SLOJD. Somehow, I doubt that. So I think Lily would get a 1st ed. no matter where she bought the hardcover.

Abebooks.de is also usually good for bargain books and rare editions as well.
http://www.abebooks.de/servlet/SearchRe … &sts=t


Only a few days ago, I was looking at our Stuttgart 2014 pics.-)
I hope to see you soon at a another Smarchmoot!!!


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#17 2015-08-31 10:00:53

ylvs
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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

Olaf, you know what? Whatever you do, whereever you work - you'll always be our librarian.

And loads of good luck for tomorrow!


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#18 2015-08-31 10:14:26

Olaf
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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

Thanks:-)


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#19 2017-07-07 11:15:13

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Re: Sleeping Late Reviews & Reactions

While on a long car trip recently, my wife and I listed to Sleeping Late on Judgement Day.  I have to say, I enjoyed listening.   I don't listen to a lot of audiobooks, I'm mostly a reader, but it kept me engaged and awake the whole 20 hours of driving.

 

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