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      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…     
Michelle

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Has anyone read these in the original comic form. I finally managed to treat myself to the first Compendium, and I've just finished the first chapter. I've never really seen the attraction of graphic novels, but these are brilliant, and I found myself looking at others in Waterstones the other day! :)

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I've had the first graphic novel sat on my shelf since the summer; I really should get around to reading it!

 

Looks quite good on a flick-through, but it will have to be very good for me to buy all 16(?) volumes that have been released.

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I read the first compendium shortly after the series aired, and I really enjoyed it. The stand-alone volumes are prohibitively expensive, so I think the compendiums are the way to go. :smile:

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I've now just finished the 3rd Compendium, and so am now beyond the TV show. I really want to know what happens next, but the individual comics are so expensive! They don't have the best artwork, in my opinion, but it's a great way to tell the story.

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I've finished the first Walking Dead compendium. I've decided that I'm not going to read beyond the second compendium until the show catches up. Although I really want to know what happens in the comics, I started watching the show before reading the comic, and I'd like the story to keep unfolding for me through the medium of TV. :) Although I may change my mind at any time. ;)

 

I quite enjoyed the comic, but I shouldn't have read it at the same time I was re-watching the series, as I started getting quite confused which events I'd seen happen in the show and which had happened in the comics.  :doh:

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I read the first, and some of the second, a while ago. Then recently I went right back to the beginning, read fairly quickly to the point I'd finished at, and carried on, right to the end of the third. This was once we hit the break of the current TV series, so I didn't get too confused. 

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After about the end of season 2, I read the first 2 compendiums of Walking Dead, then have been reading the graphic novels as they come out.

 

I used to like the show, but after reading the comic version, I felt the show was so disappointing in comparison, that I've since abandoned it. There's such great material in the comic, that I wonder why such wholescale changes were made to the tv storyline (OK, some of it might have been a bit harrowing). One of the seasons was totally dull apart from the last ep & then I tried to watch the last season that aired (that everyone reckoned was brill) but I just couldn't summon up the effort to watch it as I knew I'd ultimately be disappointed.

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