LET THE OLD DREAMS DIE
Brief comparison of UK and US editions.
Nice cover for US edition. In many ways it's superior to UK version.
US cover calls the collection "Let The Old Dreams Die stories"
instead of UK's "Let The Old Dreams Die and other stories"
The back cover of US version has five(!!!) comparisons to Stephen King, while UK only has two.
Table of contents in US edition has quite a few differences from UK version.
1. General order of stories is somewhat contrasting from UK to US.
2.UK's "Village on the hill"
becomes "A Village in the Sky"
3.UK's "Can't see it! It doesn't exist!"
becomes "Itsy Bitsy"
becomes "The Substitute"
and "The Border"
5.UK's "To hold you while the music plays"
strangely turns into "To Put My Arms Around You, to Music"
and "Let The Old Dreams Die"
have (sequel to...
) attached to them because here in US we're a bit on a slow side.
7. US version has a long story called "Tindalos"
which was originally written as a serial for Dagens Nyheter(Daily News) http://www.dn.se/
in 2007 and does not appear in UK edition of LTODD
This surprising addition is a good reason to acquire the domestic release along with the UK one.
Directly after US table of contents, there's a Paper Walls
related foreword which as far as I can tell does not appear in the short story itself.(please correct me if I'm wrong
And finally US edition is missing UK's "Foreword to Swedish Edition of Let The Old Dreams Die"
As you can see differences in both editions makes both books an essential addition to any serious John Ajvide Lindquist