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Mongrel Mage - hardcover - paper quality

Postby CodeBlower » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:21 am

First, I'm embarrassed to admit that I've been busy with other things and am just now catching up on Recluce.

I received a box of books from (insert your favorite online mega-retailer) that I ordered myself for Christmas (yay me!) and have started working my way through them.

I cracked open "Mongrel Mage" tonight -- and -- this paper has *got* to be recycled!

Anybody else have the hardcover edition? Is your paper the same?

I don't know whether to complain to mega-corp, Tor, both ..

I'm a little frustrated that two authors I care less about -- and whose works will be donated to the local public school -- have better paper in their books than the volumes I'm planning to keep for myself ..

BTW, the paper in "Recluce Tales" looks/smells/feels the same..
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Re: Mongrel Mage - hardcover - paper quality

Postby Silver_Phoenix » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:38 pm

I don't see any difference in the paper in my copy compared to other Modesitt hardcovers. The binding on Scion of Cyador was third rate at best though...
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Re: Mongrel Mage - hardcover - paper quality

Postby CodeBlower » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:19 am

Hmm. Do you remember where you got it from? The last book I bought was an Imager book -- but I've been getting the eBook versions of those -- so I can't compare that.
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Re: Mongrel Mage - hardcover - paper quality

Postby Silver_Phoenix » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:42 pm

I got my copy from Barnes & Noble.
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Re: Mongrel Mage - hardcover - paper quality

Postby Aunflin » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:34 pm

The paper quality does seem to be lacking. I thought Tor was just being cheap. The last few hardcovers I bought have been rather lightweight. The paper is different, though I am uncertain how to tell if its recycled or not.

The binding on my hardcover copy of Scion of Cyador was also rather shoddy. The spine cracked. Luckily, I found a practically brand new used copy to replace it.
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