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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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If I liked this..what would you suggest?

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Sometimes I really enjoy a book by an author, and often a not very prolific author, and wonder what else I could read that would appeal in the same way so I thought I would start a thread to that effect, I can't remember seeing another like it but mods feel free to remove if so..

 

For example a while ago Diane said how much she liked Diane Chamberlain's books so I recommended Kristin Hannah to her which she really enjoyed.. job done!

 

So I will start off by saying how much I enjoyed Ken Grimwood's 'Replay', not a book I would have ever tried if it wasn't for Steve and Janet singing it's praises.. so I'm wondering what else might appeal if I liked that book????

 

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Don't know if you've heard of a lady author called M C Beaton? She writes Midsomer Murders-esque/ Rural England Murder Mystery type things. One of the series she has written is the Agatha Raisin books. An idea maybe?

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I really like Maeve Binchy.  Does anyone have any recommendations of authors like her?

 

I'd suggest maybe Rosamunde Pilcher . Her books remind me a bit of Maeve's .

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I really like The Truth About Dandelions - Hayley Linfield. Does anybody know a book which puts literary qualities in a crisp written 'coast':, fast read but still lots to think about on the inside.
Thanks already :)

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I have recently really got into Murakami's books. Any recommendations of similar authors? :)

 

Murakami himself said he read a lot of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Franz Kafka and Raymond Chandler. I only read one book by each of the first two, but I enjoyed them very much (Crime and Punishment; Metamorphosis).

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Hi everyone

I'm new to the forum. I've only recently got into reading fiction, and I'm jealous of the years that I've missed out! Anyway, I've just read Dark Matter by Michelle Paver. I loved being transported to the arctic while reading it; in fact it's made me want to plan a visit to Longyearbyen in Svalbard. I also loved the eerie tone of it and the ghost story aspect.

I thought I'd love fantasy and science fiction, but every time I've tried to get into a fantasy book, I've always got bored or given up. With Dark Matter however, I found myself unable to put the book down and I think it's because of its realistic story, as well as the wonderful scenery in which the story takes place.

Based on the fact that I like Dark Matter, are there any other book suggestions that anyone has?

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

Xagan :)

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i really like Maggie O'Farrell. Can anyone recommend another author like her? Really good characters and a strong emotional content?

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For Bookmonkey,  I have also just thought of two novels by Mary Lawson which have similar themes to Maeve Binchy,- love, sacrifice and coming to terms with guilt. Both are beautifully written.

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i really like Maggie O'Farrell. Can anyone recommend another author like her? Really good characters and a strong emotional content?

 

I really like Maggie O'Farrell as well. Do you know she has a new book coming out in May?

 

As for authors like her....I'm not sure as she is so unique! Maybe Kate Morton or Diane Setterfield?

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I think Ann Granger and Elizabeth George have a similar style to P.D. James.

 

I'm looking for crime novels with a virtual reality theme. Going Sci-Fi is fine too. I liked Lock in by Scalzi a lot and am looking for something like that.

 

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Ready Player One was very good. Not a lot of crime, but plenty of VR.

I'm looking for a sci-fi as well. I really enjoyed the Ender's Game series, and similar books. (Seeds of Earth etc)

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