The first title of the GORMENGHAST trilogy of fantasy novels. Titus groan is born the heir to Gormenghast castle, and finds himself in a world predetermined by complex rituals that have been made obscure by the passage of time. Along the corridors of the castle, the child encounters some of the... show more
The first title of the GORMENGHAST trilogy of fantasy novels. Titus groan is born the heir to Gormenghast castle, and finds himself in a world predetermined by complex rituals that have been made obscure by the passage of time. Along the corridors of the castle, the child encounters some of the dark characters who will shape his life.
Publish date: November 1st 1991
Publisher: Overlook Press
Pages no: 396
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, High Fantasy
, European Literature
, British Literature
, 20th Century
, Speculative Fiction
Series: Gormenghast -3 (#1)
Tough going in places. I found myself skipping through some bits and rereading others. It's taken nearly a month - the longest time I've stuck with a book for ages.The story line is convoluted, with intrigue, rivalry and politics - like life then. I you stick with it then a good read. Having said th...
Titus Groan is considered by many to be a masterpiece of the literature of the fantastic. I don't think that I can argue with that assessment. However, I can say that it's a masterpiece that I certainly wasn't pleased to be reading for much of the time I was doing so. The primary reason for this was...
Few books leave a lasting impact on me. But this one, Titus Groan will stay with me for a long time. Mervyn Peake's writing style blew me away. Once I put the book down I could not stop thinking about it. If I had indeed some aspiration to become an author, Peake's writing style would be the one I w...
The easiest way to explain the surreality of Titus Groan is to visualize that each person is a radio station in a narrow spectrum such that they interfere with each other but do not actually coexist. In the book, each character goes about their business, programming as usual, until they run into ano...
bookshelves: radio-4, published-1946, summer-2011, fantasy, gothic, kiddlewinks, play-dramatisation, classic Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Brazilliant Laura Recommended for: R4 listeners Read from July 07 to August 01, 2011 Sunday Classic Serial - this is like Dickens on a high dose of something ...
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