Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake

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Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake

The first volume of the GORMENGHAST trilogy of fantasy novels. Titus Groan is born the heir to Gormenghast castle, and finds himself in a world predet...

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ProA dark and brooding classic.

Consa long slow burning story.

Titus Groan is the first book in Mervyn Peakes classic Gormenghast trilogy. Although written in the mid twentieth century, it does have more in common with older writers and has a particularly Dickensian feel about it. It is a book of the old school, a slow burning, brooding storyline with rich...

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“Ghastly Gormenghast”

published 06/10/2003

ProMemorable Characters, Great setting in Gormenghast

ConsSelf Indulgent, nothing really exciting happens

Now instead of buying the Gormenghast books separately in Individual slices, I picked up the black, heavy tome, that was the Gormenghast trilogy. So I'd like to voice an opinion on the first book Titus Groan, basically because that is as far as I got when trying to read it. I was really excited...

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“Insubstantial”

published 15/10/2000

ProStriking characters.

ConsSelf indulgent.

This book starts with a wordy introduction to Gormanghast as the huge sprawling castle, that reads very easily. This is the problem in my eyes. Despite its density, it is a light book, one that is wordy without ever being marginally taxing. It is after reading half the novel and discovering that...

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The first volume of the GORMENGHAST trilogy of fantasy novels. Titus Groan is born the heir to Gormenghast castle, and finds himself in a world predetermined by complex rituals that have been made obscure by the passage of time. Along the corridors of the castle, the child encounters some of the dark characters who will shape his life.

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Type: Fiction

Genre: Fantasy

Title: Titus Groan

Author: Mervyn Peake

ISBN: 0413523705; 0749300515

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Listed on Ciao since: 15/10/2000