Titus Groan - Gormenghast Trilogy Book 1 Author:Mervyn Peake Volume 1 of an Epic Trilogy.
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.
"Poetry flows through his volcanic writing; the lyrical and the monstrous interknotted." - Elizabeth Bowen
I could not get excited enough by this book to continue on under the onslaught of Peake's ponderous writing and longwinded, convoluted characterizations. Some of my friends say it is good, but it is definitely not for the fainthearted. Something best read on a cold wet day when sitting by a fire in an overstuffed chair with all the time in the world and a good hot cup of tea.