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Titus Groan & Gormenghast - Mervyn Peake

I’ve never unearthed books like these before, venerated classics known only to a certain subset of readers that happen to be almost terrifyingly calibrated to my own tastes. 439 more words


The Pirate of Peace

One of my favourite writers and illustrators is Mervyn Peake.

I’d rank his Titus Groan trilogy alongside the best of Charles Dickens and the works of Lewis Carroll. 172 more words


Book Review: The Sunday Books by Mervyn Peake

The Sunday Books by Mervyn Peake & Michael Moorcock

Duckworth Overlook (2011), 138pp hardback, £18.99 cover price

Reviewed by R A Bardy [@mangozoid]

The blurb on the back cover: “In 1946, Mervyn Peake, celebrated author of the Gormenghast novels and illustrator of… 752 more words


Halloween Reading Recommendations

In honour of Halloween, I would like to recommend 5 “spooky reads” to curl up with next weekend. For those who prefer to watch, I have filmed a video of these recommendations that can be found below, or via this link: … 1,035 more words


The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy

Titus Groan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake, 3/5

Possessing the writing style of an orphan love child of J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Dickens, Peake sees the world through rotting-salmon colored glasses and creates a gloomy trilogy that is, for all its sprawling imaginativeness, unsettlingly grim and ghastly.  432 more words

Book Reviews

Gormenghast, Part 8

It’s the 100th blog post spectacular! Let’s celebrate by watching Titus say goodbye to everything familiar and finishing Gormenghast. 2,635 more words


Gormenghast Characters Part 1

It took me about six months or something but I finally finished reading the Gormenghast Trilogy. The books are great, but not exactly light reading. Very poetic in language, and prone to going off on long, description-y tangents for several pages. 202 more words