Titus Groan is seven years old. Lord and heir to the crumbling castle Gormenghast. Gothic labyrinth of roofs and turrets, cloisters and corridors, stairwells and dungeons, it is also the cobwebbed kingdom of Byzantine government and age-old rituals, a world primed to implode beneath the... show more
Titus Groan is seven years old. Lord and heir to the crumbling castle Gormenghast. Gothic labyrinth of roofs and turrets, cloisters and corridors, stairwells and dungeons, it is also the cobwebbed kingdom of Byzantine government and age-old rituals, a world primed to implode beneath the weight of centuries of intrigue, treachery, and death. Steerpike, who began his climb across the roofs when Titus was born, is now ascending the spiral stairacse to the heart of the castle, and in his wake lie imprisonment, manipulation, and murder. Gormenghast is the second volume in Mervyn Peake's widely acclaimed trilogy, but it is much more than a sequel to Titus Groan--it is an enrichment and deepening of that book. And back in single volumes for the first time in years, a new generation of fantasy fans will grow to love this tour de force that ranks as one of the twentieth century's most remarkable feats of imaginative writing.
Publish date: October 30th 2007
Publisher: Overlook TP
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: Gormenghast -3 (#2)
Despite the length of this book, it didn't seem as hard to read as the first.Yes, it still had tortuously long sentences and words that were not in the Kindle dictionary. It also required several readings of some passages to get the general idea.This time, however, the main characters were known (an...
bookshelves: summer-2011 Read from July 25 to August 01, 2011 Titus Groan 4*Gormenghast 5*Loved to hate steerpike, probably one of the most evil personages in fiction, wouldn't you say? And what about the Phantom of the Opera moment? Overall, what with the Yorick kiss and the Ophelia moment, it w...
Gormenghast is the middle part of a trilogy, and you should read Titus Groan first if you haven't already. It took me a long time to warm up to Titus Groan and I only got hooked about half-way through. At first I didn't like any of the characters, and Peake's style is forbidding at times. The pace i...
I think I'd only read Gormenghast (the book) once before, maybe twice, whereas I've read the first book, [b:Titus Groan|39063|Titus Groan (Gormenghast, #1)|Mervyn Peake|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1327871204s/39063.jpg|3250394], multiple times. Unsurprisingly, I didn't remember this s...
Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake is a unique book. It is an incomparable masterpiece by one of the most amazing and interesting authors I have ever had the chance to read. And I say “amazing” with the true meaning of the word as this is a book that will amaze you constantly while reading it. See, Peake’s...