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      Something Wicked This Way Comes...   10/09/2019

      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     

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  1. Please, recommend me a book about life, about the everyday life... the path of the lonely man, the outsider. A man searching for himself and his mission / meaning in life ... He is an idealist, a dreamer and dreaming of another, a better world (perfect world). He is out of time (not his), trying to adapt, but does not fit into society, with a deep inner world; For his fall and ... the exit/way out. Perhaps - The Golden Age Syndrome (as "Midnight in Paris" by Woddy Allan). My favorites are "Marten Eden", "Loneliness On The Net" - Janusz L. Wisniewski; and "The Memory Artists" by Jeffrey Moore (the characters: Norval and partly Noel Burun).
  2. Hello, firends! I looking for books about these topics: 1. A man who dares to change, experiences mentally / physically catharsis, metamorphosis, achieves his dream, who parts with his sorry existence, stands up against himself, against the world ... motivating and inspiring! (my favorites: Marten Eden, The way of the peaceful warrior, The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged) 1.1 Or book about overcoming severe physical problem. 2. The life of a lonesome man; (before, now, after); (story takes place in present day - 1950-2000) 3. Sci-fi - isolated, self-sustaining society, securing its own resources; 3.1 - A scientist, an inventor or a team of scientists, or actions taking place at a laboratory. 4. Relationship, affair between a young man and a mature woman.
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