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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. Has anyone read any good true life stories / autobiographies / biographies about alcoholics? The more horrific and depressing the better, thanks
  2. I need some books.

    I've only read one Orwell book and that was 1984, I expect you'l have already read it. Really enjoyed it though, 5 stars
  3. Psychology / Sociology

    Thanks for all your suggestions I will check these out
  4. Thanks very much for your suggestions I will check these out
  5. Hi there I've just read The Electric kool aide acid test, Scar Tissue - Anthony Keidis and One Flew over the cuckoos nest (thought that was brilliant) Was just about to buy Falconer because it sounded really good until I read one of the reviews which said in prison he gets to grips with his bisexuality. I'm not homophobic or anything but somone suggested William Burroughs and I couldn't get away with him either. I guess I just don't what to read about that type of thing however good the story, I've read all Huntrer S thomson, The Doors, Pink Floyd,Irvine Welsh. I have heared Jack Kerauce (I know that is spelt incorrectly) is brilliant but I would like to know which book is the best or which to start on. Thank you, I am gratefull for any and all suggestions the weierder the better. When the going gets weird the weird turn pro. I should probably read that one. Thanks again
  6. Thanks very much I will check these out
  7. I would be greatful if anyone can suggest any books they have read which have changed the way they think about and view life. Upto now the ones I have read which have influenced me have been Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley (The Doors of Perception) and The Electric Kool-Ade Acid test. Any suggestions certainly don't need to be along psychedelic lines, just books which have changed the way you look at things, hopefully changed you for the better, thanks
  8. Psychology / Sociology

    Thanks very much for all the suggestions, I've read all of Hunter S. Thomsons stuff though. I will check the others out
  9. Psychology / Sociology

    Thanks very much will have a look now on Amazon. May I suggest The Damage Done if you're into prison books. The best and most horrific true life account I have ever read
  10. Recently read Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley - The Doors of perception, Jim Morrison - Life Death Legend, sex Drugs and cocoa pops (about how we are all influenced by the media) . Was wondering if anyone can suggest any books I might find interesting, doesn't have to involve drugs lol. Just written by someone who sees things differently and how we are all influenced by tradition, steriotypes and the media (an outside thinker). Thanks, Wayne