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(Bookfinder)   The 100 most-wanted out-of-print books. #1 has been a true loss to the literary world   (bookfinder.com) divider line 27
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2014-01-29 10:02:45 AM  
Oh, man! This next page, I don't believe what I'm looking at! She's completely naked. She's got a full-length mirror on the floor.. and she's sitting on it, like she's getting ready to snap the ball to Warren Moon! Madonna, you are such a whore! [ turns the page ] On this next page, she's sitting on the old guy's lap. She's wearing anklets, and white cotton panties with nothing on top! I'm telling you - this makes me soooo horny! And, I gotta tell you - there's a difference between horny and horrr-neyyy!
 
2014-01-29 10:27:10 AM  
List fails without...

/Fill in yourself.
 
2014-01-29 11:20:22 AM  
I was in a used bookstore and the owner (a serious bibliophile, apparently) and a friend of his (likewise) were lamenting how so many books originally sold as collector's items were poorly bound. They spent about 5 minutes ranting about how the front hinge of Sex kept coming loose-- why couldn't she actually have the book bound properly? It wasn't hardly any better than the rest of cheap smut! etc. It was one of the more amusing conversations I've had the privilege of overhearing.

Heh, Sex came unhinged...
 
2014-01-29 12:45:38 PM  

psychosis_inducing: I was in a used bookstore and the owner (a serious bibliophile, apparently) and a friend of his (likewise) were lamenting how so many books originally sold as collector's items were poorly bound. They spent about 5 minutes ranting about how the front hinge of Sex kept coming loose-- why couldn't she actually have the book bound properly? It wasn't hardly any better than the rest of cheap smut! etc. It was one of the more amusing conversations I've had the privilege of overhearing.

Heh, Sex came unhinged...


In Russia, sex unhinges you!
 
2014-01-29 01:10:49 PM  
Huh, I have a couple of those books.  Though my copy of I Go Pogo isn't in great condition  it's been as well cared for as a cheap book on cheap paper could be.
 
2014-01-29 03:26:50 PM  
List is missing Sled Driver.  A very good read if you can find it.
 
2014-01-29 03:38:55 PM  
Final Exit.

All the assholes who check it out from the library never bother to return it.
 
2014-01-29 04:09:45 PM  
One of my fool college roommates bought the Madonna sex book. It was a whole bunch of meh.
 
2014-01-29 04:12:29 PM  
The Sex book was $50 when it came out.

It was really poorly bound. It fell apart the moment it was opened from the packaging.
Might explain why copies are hard to find.
 
2014-01-29 04:20:30 PM  
The title, "Topographical Anatomy of Domesticated Animals", gives me a distinct Rule 34 vibe.
 
2014-01-29 04:23:12 PM  
I want this:

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Loved these as a child and I'd like my kids to have a copy
 
2014-01-29 04:41:23 PM  
The real secret in "Sex" by Madonna; the dog turned her down.
 
2014-01-29 07:23:39 PM  
William Gibson's Agrippa was literally intended to self-destruct after being read once.  It came on a floppy disk programmed to lock itself out with a military-grade encryption after being read opened the first time, and the companion book was written on special paper that would start to disintegrate as soon as it was exposed to light.
 
2014-01-29 08:27:57 PM  
Hey, I have #72! Great reading, though Keith isn't all that articulate a writer. Does that make any sense?
 
2014-01-29 08:46:22 PM  
Wonder if my mom still has #13.
 
2014-01-29 08:58:56 PM  
List fails without Biggles Combs His Hair.
 
2014-01-29 09:14:31 PM  
I have the Vincent Price cookbook, but it is not leaving my hands as he gave a signed copy to my mother.
 
2014-01-29 09:38:24 PM  
I didn't know there was a book version of Stephen King's "My Pretty Pony" (#3), but the story was included in his "Nightmares and Dreamscapes" short story collection. Regarding "Rage"(#2), I can understand his reasoning for pulling it from print, but it is still a shame because it's actually a really good story.

Regarding "The Body" (#16), really? Is "Different Seasons" no longer in print? If so, then why aren't "Apt Pupil", "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption", and "The Breathing Method" on the list (I would imagine that Shawshank at least would be popular enough to make the list)? If not, then why is "The Body" on the list?
 
2014-01-30 04:53:01 AM  

mamoru: Regarding "The Body" (#16), really? Is "Different Seasons" no longer in print? If so, then why aren't "Apt Pupil", "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption", and "The Breathing Method" on the list (I would imagine that Shawshank at least would be popular enough to make the list)? If not, then why is "The Body" on the list?


I have no idea. It's easy enough to find the novella and Different Seasons new on Amazon. The article doesn't have details so I'm guessing maybe there was an illustrated copy at some point?
 
2014-01-30 12:41:57 PM  

mamoru: I didn't know there was a book version of Stephen King's "My Pretty Pony" (#3), but the story was included in his "Nightmares and Dreamscapes" short story collection. Regarding "Rage"(#2), I can understand his reasoning for pulling it from print, but it is still a shame because it's actually a really good story.

Regarding "The Body" (#16), really? Is "Different Seasons" no longer in print? If so, then why aren't "Apt Pupil", "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption", and "The Breathing Method" on the list (I would imagine that Shawshank at least would be popular enough to make the list)? If not, then why is "The Body" on the list?


Published separately and not in collected form.  Rage is still in the Bachmann Books for instance but isn't published separately though at one time was.  The Breathing Method was never sold as an individual novella as far as I know, though the other two were in print due to the movies released.  Even then I'd bet it's a mixture of those specific printings of the individual books being scarce along with the popularity of the writer causing them to be so high on the list.

But really with eBooks there's no reason for an author to worry about having their work be unavailable unless there's a dispute over the rights to the book.  I used to be proud to own every Tim Powers books, including the very hard to find out of print versions, and found out recently that all of his work is available on Kindle.  I wish that option had been available back when I wanted to read them all initially.
 
2014-01-30 02:22:45 PM  
Ethel the Aardvark Goes Quantity Surveying?
 
2014-01-30 03:12:20 PM  
Published separately and not in collected form.  Rage is still in the Bachmann Books for instance but isn't published separately though at one time was.  The Breathing Method was never sold as an individual

Rage isn't part of the Bachman Books any more. There are millions of old copies available, but the new ones omit Rage.
 
2014-01-30 03:37:47 PM  

BATMANATEE: Published separately and not in collected form.  Rage is still in the Bachmann Books for instance but isn't published separately though at one time was.  The Breathing Method was never sold as an individual

Rage isn't part of the Bachman Books any more. There are millions of old copies available, but the new ones omit Rage.


Well damn, I didn't know that.  That's a shame.
 
2014-01-30 05:20:25 PM  
Lumbar Puncture: ...But really with eBooks there's no reason for an author to worry about having their work be unavailable unless there's a dispute over the rights to the book.  I used to be proud to own every Tim Powers books, including the very hard to find out of print versions, and found out recently that all of his work is available on Kindle.  I wish that option had been available back when I wanted to read them all initially.

Love the Nero Wolfe books (paperbacks) my father collected and I claimed after his death, but the mustiness and disintegration...sigh.

/Old, no eReader.
 
2014-01-30 06:52:06 PM  
As a used book store manager who stopped reading the list after #2, Imma gonnna say this:

1. Discover www.abebooks.com
2. You can find "Rage" as part of "The Bachman" books in mass market paperback for under five bucks at more than a few second hand shops.

Show me a Ketchum hardcover and you'll produce a Pavlovian response.

That is all.
 
2014-01-30 11:18:10 PM  

Zoidfarb: List is missing Sled Driver.  A very good read if you can find it.


You mean like this?
 
2014-01-30 11:24:22 PM  
A couple of times a year I'm browsing the library at Batarang Manor, home of Uncle Batarang, and I suggest that we sell Madonna's book and buy skidoos or cigars or new TVs or a pricey tequila or new crime fighting equipment or landscaping or something...
 
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