A.J. Walker


Titus Groan

Just getting to the end of Titus Groan and I have one question... why haven't I read it before? It's been sat on my shelf for ages.


The story is great and the fading castle of Gormenghast, with its bizarre cast of characters and traditions, is fascinating but the main thing is how his prose evocatively presents us with his world; layer upon layer. Beautiful paragraphs pepper every page. Mervyn Peake was obviously some writer. I will have to get hold of some other stuff of his once I've completed reading this trilogy. At least I've got the next two books to go first.

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