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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…     
Michelle

Discovering Graphic Novels

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Quick update - Descender is quite good, it has a cute AI boy, but also some darker bits as well. I'm not in too much of a rush for the next one, and would be very happy if the library gets it in. I've also finished the first Revival.. again, rather good, but I'm happy to take my time with it. I have the second coming from eBay, and then I'll probably wait a while before moving on.

 

The one I love so far is definitely The Sandman - it is extremely dark and weird, and I'm loving it. :)

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I'd really like to read V for Vendetta

 

My partner and I celebrated an early Christmas yesterday, and he gave me this! :D

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I've bought Joe Sacco's Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992- 1995 and Guy Delisle's Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. 

 

A little different from what you all are reading, but I can't wait!  I haven't had a paper book in ages.

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Let me know what you think of it. :)

 

Will do!

 

I've bought Joe Sacco's Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992- 1995 and Guy Delisle's Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. 

 

A little different from what you all are reading, but I can't wait!  I haven't had a paper book in ages.

 

I look forward to hearing what you think of Pyongyang. I have a bit of a fascination with North Korea!

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I've been very much focused on these at the moment, and I finished Outcast yesterday. Despite the artwork being gorgeous, the actual storyline is disappointing. With graphic novels, you only get a small amount of space to tell your story, and yet Kirkman seems to like stretching it out. It wasn't as noticeable in The Walking Dead Compendiums, because they're so big, but when you've paid for the smaller collections, you don't want to be done in 5 minutes. I think it could be an interesting series, but I'm not in much of a hurry, and I'm glad it was one of the cheaper collections.

 

I've started Wytches by Jock - which is going to be rather dark and scary I think. I wasn't in the mood for something like that, so will come back to it. 

 

I then discovered that The Stand is in graphic form, so that's been ordered! http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0785135219?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01

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I then discovered that The Stand is in graphic form, so that's been ordered! http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0785135219?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01

I've got volume 2 of that, but I'm planning on reading The Stand the book first before reading the graphic novel(s). I hope you enjoy it :).

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I look forward to hearing what you think of Pyongyang. I have a bit of a fascination with North Korea!

Me too!  It's the one I will probably read first.  Have you read Nothing to Envy?  (not a graphic novel, off topic :blush2: )

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No, not yet. It's on my wishlist. :) Have you read it? I've only really read Blaine Harden's Escape from Camp 14.

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No, not yet. It's on my wishlist. :) Have you read it? I've only really read Blaine Harden's Escape from Camp 14.

Mmmm- yes, its very good.  Well worth the read if you are interested in N. Korea.

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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.

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The Guardian has published a list of 10 graphic novels to look forward to in the next six months. It's titled 'part one', so presumably part two will focus on the second half of 2016.

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Oooh thanks for that, Kylie. It's great to see Princess Jellyfish getting an English translation. I loved the anime TV series.

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The Guardian has published a list of 10 graphic novels to look forward to in the next six months. It's titled 'part one', so presumably part two will focus on the second half of 2016.

 

And here's part two.

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