Well, to begin...I'm trying to get my hands on all the Anne Rice books that were printed by Arrow books (this is one of them if you didn't know). I ordered this copy of Cry to Heaven from a used book seller (we will leave unnamed) thinking I would get this copy. I was in heaven because the price was right and shipping wasn't that bad either. When it finally arrived, it was a really old copy and not at all what I thought I was ordering. Fair warning to all book collectors...be careful with the used book thing. I, being the type of person who prefers paperbacks and ones that have been used, thought I would be receiving exactly what I ordered...just a used copy. If I wanted a massive version that was printed in 1982...wouldn't I have searched for that one and purchased it? Ordering another copy of the same book (fingers crossed this is the right one this time) and giving this copy to a friend who collects books. Just with there was a way of Amazon monitoring what is sent to prove that the consumer is ACTUALLY getting what they order.