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Highly recommended to fantasy, science fiction, and/or gothic fiction readers!
I'm giving it a five for the uniqueness of the characters, the vividness of the prose, and the poetry of the language.
The book begins with the birth of the 77th Earl of Gormenghast, a gigantic castle were ritual rules all.
Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan (Tusk/Overlook, 1946)
[originally posted 26Feb2002]
Few fantasy epics are as revered as Mervin Peake’s Gormenghast novels, and for... Read more
I really loved the First two books about Titus Groan and the Ghormengast Castle.
The First two books are fantastic, unfornately the three book starts to go down
hill... Read more
I would have enjoyed the world of Titus Groan much more had I read this fantasy novel in 1946 when it was published before the advent of TV, the internet and e-books invaded my... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Pauline Butcher Bird
This is the most boring drivel I have ever heard. I love an elegant turn of phrase, and the language of Ivanhoe, but this is a terrible waste of words. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Willard Vance
This is the first entry in Mervyn Peake's three timeless Gormenghast novels. The novels cannot rightly be called a trilogy because Peake had planned to write more books in the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Patrick W. Crabtree
For months I kept circling back to this book, wanting to read it and yet put off by the reviews that said it was grotesque, and the ones that made fun of the characters' names and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Babychub
I was buying this as a gift for my son, who wanted it. I did not see anything on the Amazon sales page that suggested it was not a regular CD audiobook, and when it arrived I... Read morePublished 5 months ago by ANNETTE GARVER
An heir is born to the family Groan. Titus will inherit the huge, sprawling, crumbling Castle Gormenghast and all its strange denizens, the Bright Carvers who dwell without and a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Crookedmouth
Most boring book I have ever read - I have no idea why it is widely considered so great - yuchPublished 7 months ago by Barkley