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Neil Shapiro has commented on (2) products.

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas

Neil Shapiro, January 1, 2013

I usually find that books which feature stories within stories within stories also feature a lot of very visible seams holding the assemblage precariously together. CLOUD ATLAS not just pulls this off seamlessly but makes each story quite needed to properly understand them all.
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Wildwood Signed Special Edition by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis
Wildwood Signed Special Edition

Neil Shapiro, December 23, 2011

If you are considering a limited edition then I will assume you know what the book is about and confine my comments to the production values of this outstanding, signed and limited volume. I was surprised at the quality of the book which exceeded my expectations. One thing that I expected was a high print run. But my book is numbered 122/500 and 500, as any book collector will tell you, is a very desirable print run. The tipped-in and signed illustration is in a mylar covering which is a nice, protective touch. The look and feel of the stamped boards and the matching slipcase is equivalent to that of other limited editions I own (of other titles of course) that cost hundreds of dollars more. The actual signatures are neat, readable and positioned nicely, they don't look rushed. (Sometimes I think some authors approach limited edition signings the way I used to hate writing "I will do better" in school for 500 lines.) Oh, and don't forget the included bookmark that is impregnated with flower seeds to start a garden! Overall, if you love WILDWOOD and you love limited editions, if you collect and prize your books then this is more then just an excellent value. It's a once-in-a-lifetime and affordable opportunity. Go for it!
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