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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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    The Scientist
  • Birthday 10/20/1989

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    Horror, Sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction and non-fiction, classics and to a lesser extent thrillers.
  1. Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

    It's a nice idea but not sure it really works like others said it's meant to be something you imagine. I'm sure there will be another petition to call it Bowium any day now...
  2. It's an ongoing issue not limited to DC I'm afraid. I hate it too. It tends to be better with some of the more serious stuff like The Dark Knight Returns and Year One etc.
  3. The Stand by Stephen King - Graphic Novel

    I have 5 of 6 at the moment, but the last one I need is pretty expensive at £15 so I've held off buying it. Aiming to re-read the Stand this year then will just bite the bullet and buy the final part. Let us know what you think if you start them before I do!
  4. Tim's Tremendous Tomes

    Received The Word for World is Forest by Ursula le Guin from the lovely Laura and read it in two days. A fantastic short novel written in the backdrop of the Vietnam War with the anti-war message unashamedly clear. This was actually my first le Guin novel despite owning a few others, I didn't realise it was part of her larger 'Hainish Cycle' which I will go on to read more of now Thanks Laura!
  5. Discovering Graphic Novels

    Just finished the first collected edition of The Sword by the Luna Brothers and really enjoyed it. Brilliant artwork and great story line. I will certainly be buying the 3 remaining books.
  6. Tim's Tremendous Tomes

    Yeah it was very good. I'm not even sure how you could go about writing an accurate blurb for it! I did see the film a couple of years ago but quickly realised the book is a very different entity.
  7. The Last Film You Saw - 2015

    Don't forget about Antman!
  8. Discovering Graphic Novels

    Want to know what a Neil Gaiman story about Marvel characters in the Elizbethian period would look like?
  9. Tim's Tremendous Tomes

    I haven't read any other Faber, would you recommend it? Firefight wasn't as good but I still enjoyed it, I just hope the series has a satisfactory conclusion, it might be the first of his own series he has properly finished
  10. Tim's Tremendous Tomes

    Thanks! Been busy in my 'sort of' new job and also went to Amsterdam for 3 nights! The Dunk and Egg tales were enjoyable but not to the same level as the normal books. I felt the same about Small Gods, there was only so many times he can say "I'm a god... but I'm also a tortoise" and it be funny. Under the Skin is very weird but much better than and nothing like the film. The good writing was compelling but the focus on her breasts did get a bit tedious.
  11. Discovering Graphic Novels

    Yeah I am restricting mine as much as possible. Library if possible, or eBay if your patient. Amazon is always cheaper than a bookstore unless you can find an offer.
  12. Your Book Activity - December 2015

    I hated it in School as well! No desire to give it a second chance though Read over 100 books this year!
  13. Discovering Graphic Novels

    Image are putting out some amazing graphic novels at the moment but it is very expensive keeping up with them! My favourites in general are: Saga Y: The Last Man Preacher Outcast Alex and Ada Peter Panzerfaust Locke and Key Rat Queens Anything by Craig Thompson Pretty much anything my Mark Millar. Ones I really want to check out: The Walking Dead Invinsible Ex Machina Revival Daytripper Birthright Autumnlands Low Descender Fight Club 2 have a look at the B&N SF/F blog, it's American but they do have some great recommendations and tonnes of different articles for all types of GN readers.
  14. Tim's Tremendous Tomes

    Finished a few books lately: Shadows of Self - Brandon Sanderson - 8/10 Small Gods - Terry Pratchett - 7/10 A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - George R.R. Martin - 9/10 The Golem and the Djinni - Helene Wecker - 8/10 Under the Skin - Micheal Faber - 9/10 Which has taken my total for the year to over 100 for the first time ever!
  15. Steve's Bookshelf 2015

    Yay you finally started Sharpe! Glad you liked it! I really enjoyed the first 3 set in India and the Copenhagen one. Be interesting to see how you think Sharpe's Trafalgar measures up to the O'Brian books.