I got my customary 2 copies from Amazon on Monday or Tuesday (one to read, another for "the collection.")
I've read the first chapter but I'm having a little trouble getting into it -- even though when I read the original version about 18 months ago I was completely wrapped up in it from the first sentence. (Killer first line, Mr. Mack!)
Perhaps my memories of reading the original version are still too vivid. Reading this version has a slight "been there - done that" feeling. I think to be fair to the expanded version I need to wait a few more years and try again once the memories of the shorter version have dimmed.
Maybe I'll wait until Rise Like Lions
is published and read them back-to-back. Yeah, that's the ticket!