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Mr. Pye - Mervyn Peake
Mr. Pye
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3.25 40
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099283263 (0099283263)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Cecily's book reviews
Cecily's book reviews rated it
3.0
Oh dear. Much as I love Peake (his writings and his art), such whimsy is not to my taste. Sadder still, the wonderfully rich language of the Gormenghast books is largely absent. Consequently, I find it hard to give it a meaningful rating, but have tried to judge it in its own right, rather than as a...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
Would like a peek at this island through MP's wild and extravagant eyes. He spent some time painting and drawing here. The only other dramatic affiliation related to this island I have come across is The Dame of SarkA pressie with a photo tucked inside. How lovely to have the face to go with the nam...
One Foot Out of the Door...
One Foot Out of the Door... rated it
4.0 Mr. Pye
After Gormenghast, I was hungry for more work by this superb author and happily, I came by this. Mr. Pye started off rather slowly, but by the third chapter I was utterly hooked by this simple, yet powerful fable of morality. It doesn't hit the heights of the Gormenghast Trilogy by a long shot but...
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
3.0
A remarkably well constructed parable, which deserves to be better known. The moral is, roughly: don't be ashamed of being a good person, even if it makes you feel ridiculous. Peake finds a clever and original way to say it.
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