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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.
It took me ages to get into the book but once I did, I was hooked. Peake's language is beautiful and I enjoyed traipsing, scuffling and scurrying the ever dusty corridors of... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Catriona
(this review is the same as I wrote for volume 2.)
The first 2 volumes of the Gormenghast trilogy hold their own compared to just about any work of great literature, in... Read more
I re-read Titus Groan after reading Game Of Thrones and thinking about how Mervyn Peake had hit fantasy on the head and turned it into something better, while also making fun of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Surferofromantica
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 2 months 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 3 months 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 4 months ago by Patrick W. Crabtree