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Discovering Scarfolk
Discovering Scarfolk | Richard Littler
17 posts | 4 read | 1 reading | 16 to read
"Scarfolk is a town in north-west England that did not progress beyond 1979. The entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. In Scarfolk children must not be seen OR heard, and everyone has to be in bed by 8 p.m. because they are perpetually running a slight fever..." Part-comedy, part-horror, part-satire, Discovering Scarfolk is the surreal account of a family trapped in the town. Through public information posters, news reports, books, tourist brochures and other ephermera, we learn about the darker side of childhood, school and society in Scarfolk. A massive cult hit online, Scarfolk re-creates with shiver-inducing accuracy and humour our most nightmarish childhood memories. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE RE-READ.
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NataliePatalie
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I ordered this from Book Depository last week after drinking too much wine 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 The good news is this totally looks like something I would read without wine as well 😛 Lots of crazy images inside. This is going to be fun!

Blueberry ROFLOL 😆🤣🤗🙄🤔 12mo
Blueberry 🍷🍾🥂🍹 12mo
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Bertha_Mason
Discovering Scarfolk | Richard Littler

I'm loving this book so far! It's a bit like Welcome to Night Vale, but ruthlessly mocking britain instead of the u.s. (though it gets in some choice digs at the u.s. that make me absolutely howl). And I love 1970s gothic. I hope a bumper crop of millennials and gen z-ers can someday cash in on our collective 90s and oughts nostalgia in this way. The PSAs we grew up with are seriously creepy too ("I used to be pretty...").

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Bertha_Mason
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My girlfriend is in the ICU, but at least the book I ordered finally got here 🙃😢😭

daena Positive thoughts of recovery for her 💚 3y
Bertha_Mason @daena Thank you so much ❤ 3y
batsy Much love to you both and I hope she's OK ❤️ 3y
Bertha_Mason @batsy Thank you ❤ She scared the shit out of me. 3y
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Gina
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A nice quite eveing all to myself. Records, beverages, and books. My inner introvert is doing flips of joy!

Bklover Sounds perfect!! 4y
wordzie 😍 4y
Tamra Delightful 4y
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Gina
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So this person's name is PC Lyre... is the author insinuating perhaps Personal Computers Lie??? Could it be, could it possibly be that PCs LIE!! Question Everything...

#1984 #BRAVENEWWORLD

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Gina
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Hummmm... I think I've found what is missing in my life... "a well trained guard goose." Yessss, yessss that's it!

#1984 #BRAVENEWWORLD

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s an interesting choice. 4y
Gina This is one of those 1984esq art books that create their own world and you need to just jump in with an open crazy mind. They push the boundaries of acceptable. Not for everyone and definitely not for kids... 4y
Gina @Riveted_Reader_Melissa see message above 4y
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Gina
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It is turning into bizzare book Friday for me. I think that eye is looking into your soul...

#1984 #BRAVENEWWORLD

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Gina
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Oh man. That speaks to me on so many different levels!

#1984 #BRAVENEWWORLD

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BruceWalken
Discovering Scarfolk | Richard Littler
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This book is so so good. Was not sure what to expect from the little I saw on amazon but it‘s so well written and quite trippy. Had a night veil / league of gentlemen vibe to it, the 70s motive is excellent to. So well done.

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rockpools
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This one has me intrigued- but I'm not sure if I'd love it or hate it.

Their current blogpost about vegetable politicians requires no comment: https://scarfolk.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/vegetable-politicians.html?m=1

#scartissue #90sinJuly @Robothugs @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Hmmmm🤔 5y
tournevis I love Scarfolk! Been following the blog for years. 5y
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DoomBean
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Holiday read #3. For more information, please reread this post.

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Gina
Discovering Scarfolk | Richard Littler
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This is a very strange book and I ♡ it.

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Gina
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Scarfolk is a fictional northern English town continually looping in a very bizarre version of the year 1970. It was created by writer artist Richard Littler who sometimes shows up as the town mayor.

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brendanmleonard
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The detail here is *really* impressive, and creepy AF. It goes perfect with the Hauntology themed playlist I made/am obsessed with: https://open.spotify.com/user/129349992/playlist/3PGKqjhIjYlc13ydjsET9N

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brendanmleonard
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It's a special #LitsyAfterDark edition of #bookmail! With a special added bonus of #bookmilestones ! This book is based on the website Scarfolk Council - sort of a UK Night Vale - and very much in line with the music I've been listening to. But it's only available in the UK, so I finally broke down and bought my first ever international edition! And it was delivered when I got up to take the dog for his late night walk! So excited for this!

BookishFeminist Um, I need this in my life. 6y
Laura317 I was a kid then. I HAVE to find this. 6y
OSChamberlain This sounds amazing!! 6y
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brendanmleonard
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Okay, this is a music rec - but hang on. I've been listening to the Ghost Box Records catalog, and it is crazy good. If you like eerie, off kilter instrumental music from a past that seems entirely possible, you have to check this out. I think fans of folk music, ghost stories, horror, Night Vale and British things will dig it so, so much. You can follow along on Twitter (same handle) and I'm collecting my faves on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2bmSlFu

syasutake Sounds like good writing music. I'll check it out. 6y
CherylDeFranceschi Awesome! 6y
ultrabookgeek I like playing music while reading so checking this out! 6y
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