Book Reviews of Gormenghast

Gormenghast
Author: Peake, Mervyn
ISBN: 23147
Pages: 568
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Second in an epic trilogy.

Set in an enormous crumbling castle, in which rituals are compulsively carried out by grotesque characters, characters which are grotesque in the way that Dickens' are grotesque, in a way that has meaning and purpose... [New World]

It may be said that the Gormenghast trilogy is about Titus Groan and his ascent toward manhood. And yet to speak of these novels as being 'about' anything is as inadequate as saying that "The Odyssey" is about a man trying to get home to his wife... Language and scenes combine the lyrical and the monstrous, and it would be hard to find their equivalent in modern fiction... [The National Observer]

Interesting illustrations.