Saturday, January 10, 2009

Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

First sentence:

"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

My thoughts:

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
Genre: Fantasy

ISBN-10: 0345270967
ISBN-13: 978034527096
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Year: 1967
# of Pages: 543
Binding: Mass Market Paperback

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