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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 2:34 pm    Post subject: THE MAN WHO TRIED TO GET AWAY Thread Reply with quote

This one is the hardest to find. Currently it is in print in Europe, in the three-volume omnibus titled THE REED STEPHENS NOVELS. You can order it from Amazon.co.uk, but I found mine in a secondhand bookstore. As a single volume it is due to rerelease this November.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh... Me thinks you want to start a topic war Wink Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Farthest thing from my mind. *I* want to start a talk!! What do you think about Brew's character development in this book?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He advances a lot... He's a bit annoying in the other books... I started to like him in this one though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you mean by advances? That tells me nothing..and what is a topic war? Why is one even necessary?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to find? Tell me about it. No copies at my library, and it's the only book I've ever had them come back and say they couldn't do an inter-library loan.

In fact, why am I even reading this thread? SRD manages to make Fought Alone fairly spoiler free, so...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have only found one in my searches on abebooks.com and bibliofind.com through the years. The seller stated: The rarest Donaldson and he wanted $125 for it. But then I found it in, as Joy mentioned, the Orion Omnibus from 2001...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.alibris.com/search/detail.cfm?binding=hc&chunk=25&mtype=&qauth=Donaldson%20%20Stephen%20R%2E&S=R&bid=8154934955&pqtynew=&page=1&matches=2582&qsort=pr $353

http://www.alibris.com/search/detail.cfm?binding=hc&chunk=25&mtype=&qauth=Donaldson%20%20Stephen%20R%2E&S=R&bid=8162773222&pqtynew=&page=1&matches=2582&qsort=pr
$160

It's amazing some of the disparaties in pricing you can find between different sellers for the same book, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my Orion copy, the one Kasten is talking about, for $8.98. For all three novels.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still, the only way to get ...GET AWAY, if you don't want tospend a lot of money, is the Orion omnibus. It will be published in paperback in the UK in May 04 and in the US in november 04, thats half a year in-between. If this applies to Runes...it will be published in the states around may 2005. This doesn't surprise me. It was the same with Reave the Just...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've started to get confused by the time-line in the Reed Stephens books. I have the omnibus edition, and I read Brother and Partner first, then I got The Man Who Fought Alone as an eBook. What confuses me is that Alone seems to carry on straight from where Partner left off, with Brew recovering from being shot by Muy Estobal. Where does The Man Who Tried to Get Away fit in? I'd have thought that it would have been the third book in the series, being the third in the omnibus and all.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is third, Nav. GET AWAY is only roughly a week long, as I recall. Brew's health is a factor throughout that book.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I suppose that would make sense. I imagine Brew would be barely able to walk at that point.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile He gets around. Grumpily, but he gets around. Especially when he is needed. Smile

(Dear Brew.) Hug and Kiss
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's part of my receipt for this book.....

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Shipping estimate for these items: August 30, 2004

Delivery estimate:September 1, 2004 - September 3, 2004

1 "The Man Who Tried To Get Away"
Stephen Donaldson;Hardcover; $16.97

1 "The Man Who Killed His Brother"
Stephen R. Donaldson;Paperback; $7.99

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

September?? Hard to believe. Hey everybody.
[url]http://www.powells.com/search/DTSearch/search?start_p
=1&start_n=50&results
=47746.23485194841090900800.txt&numresults=107&perpage
=25&kw=Stephen%2520R.%2520Donaldson&sort=by_title&sort2
=by_author&start_p=1&start_n=50&results
=47746.23485194841090900800.txt&numresults
=107&next_page.x=4&next_page.y=14[/url]

has 107 results of books related to SRD, including, at the moment,
every MAN WHO book.
More simply, the URL is http://www.powells.com
and do a search for Stephen R. Donaldson.

[Edited to make the lines of the URL short enough for the screen Cussing ]
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I didn't say I believed it; I just said they said it. I do expect 'The Man Who Killed His Brother' then, though.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I am sure many of you have already picked this one up. Now we can discuss it. Unlike others in this forum, I beleive the books shoud be read in the order they are written. If these were just regular pulp-detective novels it would not make a difference. But SRD has made these stories, like most of his works, about redemption. Lost souls trying to find a way back to being human.
Brew goes through a really interesting change through the course of these four books. By the time he 'fights alone', he is a calm, more self-aware individual who has taken better control of his life.
I can't wait for the fifth book after SRD gets through the final Covanent series (10 years later!). Will Brew take on some martial arts mentality? Will he get back with Ginny? Will there be a final confrontation with El Señor?...

Any discussion about Brew's development?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember now that SRD talked a little in Portland about the MAN WHO series. He considers the final confrontation with El Senor to be an integral part of the story arc. He also mentioned the possibility that he might discover he needs to add another book to do everything he wants to with Brew.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if Brew is gonna confront el Señor, then there has to be at least one more book, because he sure as heck didn't confront el Señor in "The Man Who Fought Alone".
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