"Gormenghast, that is, the main massing of the original stone, taken by itself would have displayed a certain ponderous architectural quality were it possible to have ignored the cirumfusion of those mean dwellings that swarmed like an epidemic around its Outer Walls."
"The history of a gigantic castle named Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake's masterwork tells the strange and wonder-filled adventures of Titus, heir to the House of Groan." -- from the back cover
This was a deeply descriptive book that took me into a world with fascinating characters who have their own idiosyncrasies. I look forward to reading what happens next to Titus in Gormenghast.
Date read: 1/7/2009
Book #: 4
Series: Gormenghast Trilogy, #1
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Publisher: Ballantine Books
# of Pages: 543
Binding: Mass Market Paperback