by Joan Samson
introduction by Ed Gorman
A new edition of this classic, long out of print forgotten
masterpiece, with a new introduction by Ed Gorman and cover
art by John Bonath.
Harrowing tensions explode in a series of events that could
happen anywhere, to anyone, just as they do to John Moore --
whose days of freedom run out, who is stripped of his
possessions, his courage, and his hopes, by the ominous
presence of a stranger impossible to resist.
Published to wide acclaim in 1975, The Auctioneer is a
minor classic of American literature, now almost completely
forgotten. The story of John Moore, his wife Mim, and his
mother, is a gripping tale of greed in a small town, which
is quietly overrun by auctioneer Bob Gore. Acclaimed by
Stephen King and Robert R. McCammon and an influence on
King¹s own Needful Things, The Auctioneer is here reprinted
for the first time in 30 years.
³A well-made piece of dynamite...For all their talk, the
author seems to be saying, men will permit their souls to
be carried away bit by bit and auctioned off to the highest
bidder. Samson has written a suspenseful, engrossing novel
with the most gripping and violent ending we¹ve encountered
in some time.² ‹ Newsday
Hardcover, signed by Ed Gorman, 300 copies, $60.
Leather traycase edition, signed by Ed Gorman, XXII copies
for sale, $250 postpaid.
After quite a while resting on my more or less laurels (past listings) it's time to get a move on and put up some more listings. My goal is five books every day from now on. This should be achievable, but not according to my past performance.
These books get listed in three places: on Amazon, Biblio, and Half. Books without ISBNs (older books) generally will not be listed on half. My prices might vary between these three places. Amazon and Half tell me competing prices, so I peg mine on them. Thus, if the lowest price for Deadly Percheron is $98 on Amazon, I might peg mine at $95. If it weren't my only copy maybe I'd be more reasonable. In fact, I think my Biblio listing is more reasonable.
Going forward (and possibly backward), links to titles of books will send you to the main Amazon listing. My listing will be somewhere amidst the other maybe 237 listings. This is where my photo of the book can be seen, which will probably be a better one than the one Amazon features. Half doesn't let me attach my own photo—at least I don't think it does. Photos are also at biblio. Lots of older listings still don't have photos. Nor updated prices.
I've been lousy at selling direct via email. Sorry about that, if you've tried me. Listing through the major portals keeps me honest—also prompt and reliable.
Friday, October 26, 2007
word from Centipede
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