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High quality production value
on May 30, 2012
When I preordered this, I thought it would be a standard trade paperback size collection with hardcover binding. I did not realize that it would be a full-sized library edition. I actually prefer the high-quality durable paper and the larger size of the book! It's not something you'll take to read on a flight or anything, but for a quality home collection this is a great investment.
If storage space is a concern, I advise going with the trade paperback editions instead. However, if you want a large, durable hardcover, this is well worth the money.
As for the quality of the story, well, if you're looking at this you're probably already a Buffy fan. Suffice it to say, this is the official continuation of the Buffy series, just in a different medium. Whedon's plotting and writing remains intact, and he has been involved in the creative process and selection of all the other writers on the series. It definitely feels authentic as a continuation of the TV series, only without budget and filming scope restrictions. :) It's a bit jarring at first with the time jump betwen the end of Buffy Season 7 and the start of Season 8, but the interim storyline is filled in gradually much the way Whedon's crew did with the tv show when there were season jumps there as well.
Very, very good, and I can't wait for the next hardcover to release!