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Ten books meme - multiple reading edition

OK, there’s this meme going, about the Ten Books of Your Life.
Like there was only ten books that important in my life.
And I was talking about this with my friend Claire – and she’s doing two lists of ten books, because she knows. 556 more words


James Holden: The mysteries of Mervyn Peake

Reading is by and large a solitary pastime (unless you’re in a bookgroup, but from experience even that doesn’t help if you’re the only one to have bothered to have read the book). 606 more words

James Holden

Review Of Books: August

The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake

Genre: Gothic Fiction

Logline: The sprawling, maze-like castle Gormenghast hulks over the tradition bound lives of it’s occupants, as the new heir, Titus Groan, is born, and the ambitious Steerpike plots his way out of working in the kitchens and into everyone’s lives.  796 more words

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Book Corner - August 2014 (2)

Titus Alone – Mervyn Peake

This blog has to date been a Game of Thrones free-zone. In truth, I am not a fan of the fantasy genre. 491 more words


Review: Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Weird, evocative, scary, funny, all wrapped into one. Peake’s style is totally unique, and his characters even more so. 197 more words


Mervyn Peake on drones

Recently, in a fit of nostalgia, I re-visited Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy, which I had not read since high school. It’s a funny book—both humorous and peculiar. 979 more words