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The Gormenghast Trilogy: Titus Groan/Gormenghast/Titus Alone - Mervyn Peake
The Gormenghast Trilogy: Titus Groan/Gormenghast/Titus Alone
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780749314262 (0749314265)
Publisher: Mandarin Paperbacks
Pages no: 953
Edition language: English
Series: Gormenghast -3 (#1)
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 Painting in Text: "The Gormenghast Trilogy" by Marvin Peake
I consider it pointless to compare Tolkien and Peake; you might as well argue whether Raymond Chandler is better than Ivy Compton-Burnett. I would only point out, since I believe no one has so far, that in Gormenghast, unlike Middle Earth, Sex exists. I also think Peake fits into the Gothic traditio...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it
4.0 The Gormenghast Novels
How peculiar. A few days ago I typed a couple lines about getting close to finishing the trilogy and the BBC series. Um, where did it go? Has the Goodreads blue pencil swooped down from The Cloud and erased my insufficiently review-y review? /metaphor mixingWhat.The.Fuschia?
The English Student
The English Student rated it
3.0 The Gormenghast Trilogy - Mervyn Peake
The Gormenghast Trilogy in its entirety is so vast that it's hard to give it a single review. But I'll do my best. It is the story of Titus Groan, heir to the vast and crumbling castle of Gormenghast, bound in ritual and ceremony. It is the story of the characters around him: the story of Steerpike...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy
These are deeply weird books that are difficult to describe or categorize. In the introduction, Anthony Burgess, who calls it a "modern classic," comparable to other celebrated British works of the 1940s such as those by Orwell or Waugh, says there "is no really close relative to it in all our prose...
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it
So...guess who finally gave in and had to order this volume to read the rest of the novels when I heard about it. Thank you Kyle for reminding me...
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