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Re: Now there's going to be a novel for "The Astonishing"???
« Reply #175 on: September 08, 2017, 11:42:37 AM »
I was always under the impression SC and BC&SL were among the albums most poorly received in DT's catalogue. Or, at least, two that haven't aged very well - just from my observations of people discussing the band for many years. Not that it matters a bit to me, I do like lots of songs between the two albums, I'm just floored with (several) songs on The Astonishing, for me personally, eclipsing both records in a matter of 3-4 minutes each.

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« Reply #176 on: September 08, 2017, 11:47:27 AM »
I was always under the impression SC and BC&SL were among the albums most poorly received in DT's catalogue. Or, at least, two that haven't aged very well - just from my observations of people discussing the band for many years. Not that it matters a bit to me, I do like lots of songs between the two albums, I'm just floored with (several) songs on The Astonishing, for me personally, eclipsing both records in a matter of 3-4 minutes each.

Around here (on DTF) according to that poll we did a while back - ADTOE and TA are by far the most liked records of the Road Runner era and SC and BC&SL were tied for last in that group. Keep in mind, that's based on the votes of 121 members here so to say it's a small sample would be an understatement, but it's what we got.

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Re: Now there's going to be a novel for "The Astonishing"???
« Reply #177 on: September 11, 2017, 11:08:27 AM »
Good luck with that.  You're highly outnumbered.  :p

Not around here:

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=49866.0

He was comparing one TA song to those albums.  That's different.
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Re: Now there's going to be a novel for "The Astonishing"???
« Reply #178 on: September 11, 2017, 11:19:11 AM »
Just my opinion, fellas. I really, really love that song. :)

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Re: Now there's going to be a novel for "The Astonishing"???
« Reply #179 on: September 12, 2017, 01:39:10 AM »
According to his updates on twitter, he's still in the writing process... I don't think it's going to be released before 2018... :corn


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« Reply #180 on: September 13, 2017, 03:06:58 PM »
Good luck with that.  You're highly outnumbered.  :p

Not around here:

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=49866.0

He was comparing one TA song to those albums.  That's different.

Well if we put it this way, I think The Path That Divides could easily be a BC&SL song..  :metal

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« Reply #181 on: September 13, 2017, 04:21:21 PM »
Path That Divides... That's the one where the chorus is like "When you're facing the path that divides, I will be there by your side', right? :-\ :-\ :-\
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« Reply #182 on: September 14, 2017, 01:12:33 AM »
Path That Divides... That's the one where the chorus is like "When you're facing the path that divides, I will be there by your side', right? :-\ :-\ :-\

Yes, it does recall that line at some point. I've found some similarities with Wither (first section) and The Shattered Fortress ("I know the day had come.." section).

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« Reply #183 on: September 14, 2017, 11:27:41 AM »
The Path That Divides has that really fast part from James that is reminiscent of This Dying Soul.

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« Reply #184 on: September 18, 2017, 04:46:40 PM »
Peter Orullian just confirmed on Facebook that the book is going to be released this year, on the holidays.

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« Reply #185 on: September 19, 2017, 01:59:18 AM »
Peter Orullian just confirmed on Facebook that the book is going to be released this year, on the holidays.
Good! Let's hope there will be a cheaper version... 70 $ for a book... :omg:  I'm sure there will be a standard basic poor version!

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« Reply #186 on: September 19, 2017, 06:12:27 AM »
Peter Orullian just confirmed on Facebook that the book is going to be released this year, on the holidays.
Good! Let's hope there will be a cheaper version... 70 $ for a book... :omg:  I'm sure there will be a standard basic poor version!

Hope they, at least, offer a digital version to download.

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« Reply #187 on: September 19, 2017, 07:08:24 AM »
Peter Orullian just confirmed on Facebook that the book is going to be released this year, on the holidays.
Good! Let's hope there will be a cheaper version... 70 $ for a book... :omg:  I'm sure there will be a standard basic poor version!

Hope they, at least, offer a digital version to download.
I'm not so much into digital books, I love the smell of the pages... ::) Next concept album will be about the extinction of the traditional books!!! ;D
But for a special price... I'm afraid the shipping to Europe will be terribly expensive and slow!!!

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« Reply #188 on: September 19, 2017, 05:08:26 PM »
I'm not so much into digital books, I love the smell of the pages... ::) Next concept album will be about the extinction of the traditional books!!! ;D

People just don't have the time for reading anymore  :rollin
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Re: Now there's going to be a novel for "The Astonishing"???
« Reply #189 on: September 20, 2017, 03:52:00 AM »
So, I guess they figured that the market for this book is so niche anyway, they might as well charge the hell out of the few who are willing to buy it.
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Re: Now there's going to be a novel for "The Astonishing"???
« Reply #190 on: September 20, 2017, 05:30:05 AM »
There's just no way in hell I'll shell out that amount for any book.
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Re: Now there's going to be a novel for "The Astonishing"???
« Reply #191 on: September 20, 2017, 09:10:31 AM »
More than $20 for a book, maybe $25 max for a big hardcover edition, is absurd.

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« Reply #192 on: September 20, 2017, 09:18:46 AM »
So, I guess they figured that the market for this book is so niche anyway, they might as well charge the hell out of the few who are willing to buy it.

I was thinking the same. I'd like to pick it up, but not at that price.

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Re: Now there's going to be a novel for "The Astonishing"???
« Reply #193 on: September 20, 2017, 09:25:04 AM »
More than $20 for a book, maybe $25 max for a big hardcover edition, is absurd.

Agree.

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« Reply #194 on: September 20, 2017, 10:33:00 AM »
I will say... he sounds like he's very excited about writing the book. I'm excited. I pre-ordered this, like, a year ago. It'll be cool to have.

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« Reply #195 on: September 20, 2017, 04:52:07 PM »
I've been following Peter's updates on FB and now I'm interested in reading the book, sounds good! But there's no way I'm paying that price, specially considering that in Mexico would be a lot more expensive. I hope there's a cheaper alternative.
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Re: Now there's going to be a novel for "The Astonishing"???
« Reply #196 on: September 20, 2017, 08:22:21 PM »
If I had no idea who this guy was, I probably wouldn't.   

But for me, you guys would have to imagine like if Robert Jordan himself had risen from the grave and written this book.   (and tbh, I like Peter's writing *A LOT* more than Robert Jordan's)   He's literally my favorite fantasy author right now.   So for me, it's my favorite (living) author with a novel based on an album from my favorite band.    Kindof a no brainer that I'm shelling out just about whatever they are asking.
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« Reply #197 on: September 20, 2017, 08:31:39 PM »
I preordered it last year, and don't remember what I paid.  I guess it was a lot?  :)