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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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I am looking for a book with a certain literary technique.

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Let me know if this is the right forum.


I am looking for a book where the author uses parallels and repetition through the story perhaps to demonstrate character growth. 

My example is The Kite Runner by Hosseini. 

In this novel there are a lot of events that parallels events later in the novel.

The Kite Runner Spoilers (for anyone who wants to read it)

Examples of parallels:
First event:
Amir frames his servant Hassan by putting money and a watch in the mattress.
Second event:
Amir helps a family but putting his watch and money in the mattress.

First event:
The phrase: “I ran” is emphasized when Amir runs away after Hassan is raped. 

Second event:
The phrase returns and is again emphasized when Amir runs with Sohrab when they are flying kites.

First event:
Hassan has a hairlip but then gets it sewn.

Second event:
After getting beat up, Amir gets an injury that looks like a hairlip.

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