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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…     
Kylie

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

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I'm glad you enjoyed both books :). I shall have to re-read To Kill a Mockingbird some day, then think about if I want to read Go Set a Watchman or not.

 

Yes, well, Athena,

Watchman is a different kind of book.  If Mockingbird was the collision between Scout's youthful exuberance and the staid cultural standards of the town, then Watchman is more like the collision between Jean Louise's fully formed liberal outlook and the transitional racial culture of a town still coming to terms with, and resisting, racial integration.  Watchman is definitely a racial novel, and not just a picture of Atticus' racial views which attract most of the comment about the book.  As a moderate picture of the times it is not badly drawn.

Your choice,

Paul

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Yes, well, Athena,

Watchman is a different kind of book.  If Mockingbird was the collision between Scout's youthful exuberance and the staid cultural standards of the town, then Watchman is more like the collision between Jean Louise's fully formed liberal outlook and the transitional racial culture of a town still coming to terms with, and resisting, racial integration.  Watchman is definitely a racial novel, and not just a picture of Atticus' racial views which attract most of the comment about the book.  As a moderate picture of the times it is not badly drawn.

Your choice,

Paul

 

I think that's a great comparative description.  And as long as they don't become too buried in the stack, I suppose I'll read them.  In a bit. :D

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I think that's a great comparative description.  And as long as they don't become too buried in the stack, I suppose I'll read them.  In a bit. :D

 

Thanks for the compliment.  Re reading the books: you could do worse. :D

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Thanks for the compliment.  Re reading the books: you could do worse. :D

 

:P  :readingtwo:  :giggle2:  Yeah.  :flowers2:

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You got me good! I believed you. :D Thank goodness you were only joking. (Naughty Muggles :P:giggle:)

You were getting the best of me, I had to do something. :)

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Go Set A Watchman is #1 on the National best seller list in the U.S. It is also ranked #1 locally here in Greensboro, NC.

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