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Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake
Titus Groan
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780749394929 (0749394927)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: Gormenghast -3 (#1)
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markgilchrist rated it
4.0 Titus Groan
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...
Gregor Xane
Gregor Xane rated it
3.0 Titus Groan!
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...
Burgundy rated it
4.0 Titus Groan (Gormenghast Trilogy)
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...
bibliokay rated it
3.0 Titus Groan
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...
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Bettie's Books rated it
4.5 Titus Groan (Gormenghast #1)
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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