About Let the old dreams die in english

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Post by J.J. » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:04 pm

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Post by nithr » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:40 pm

what is it people dont get?
paper walls is a collection of short stories (one of the stories was called paper walls)
let the old dreams die was a collection of stuff by JAL (including the short story let the old dreams die)
english let the old dreams die will include the short stories from paper walls AND the short story let the old dreams die.

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Post by intrige » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:13 pm

No english Paper walls will include the short story: Let the old dreams die.. :roll:
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Re: About Let the old dreams die in english

Post by nithr » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:32 pm

intrige wrote:No english Paper walls will include the short story: Let the old dreams die.. :roll:
from JAL himself in this very thread:
It is the collection "Paper walls" under a different name, and with the title story added
there is no english paper walls, it will be called let the old dreams die.

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Post by Nightrider » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:54 pm

OK.
Here's the source of all the confusion.
Untill recently Australian Text Publishing was going to release an English version of the book of short stories by JAL called "Paper Walls". The collection was set to come out in October '12 and was going to include a short story Let The Old Dreams Die. Then I heard that Quercus Books will publish collection of short stories called "Let The Old Dreams Die" in English on August '12.
When I contacted Text Publishing about possible discrepancy I was told that at one point the upcoming book was going to be titled "Paper Walls", but this may no longer be the case and the title will be "Let The Old Dreams Die".
That's it. Let there be light!!!!
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Post by EEA » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:15 pm

Thanks for the info! Well as long as I can buy the book I am ok.

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Post by Wolfchild » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:19 am

johnajvide wrote:As for me, I´m still working on "X". It´s amazing how complicated this book has become. I still haven´t written much on the story, but I have something like 200 pages of notes, monologues, scenes, character descriptions and so on. And I still don´t know if it´s going to be a murder mammooth 1000-pager or a slim thing.
I vote for "mammooth". :mrgreen:
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Post by Nightrider » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:53 am

Hopefully it won't be a tome of "The Stand" like proportions. Less is more....almost always.
...and the book needs a really cool title. "X" just won't do. :)

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Post by Nightrider » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:52 pm

Nice cover...finally. The book is still unavailable for pre-order from The Book Depository. Amazon UK will let you pre-order, but they charge hefty s/h. Maybe next month Depository will work out all the problems and do the right thing.
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