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Gormenghast, Part 3

“All authority is quite degrading. It degrades those who exercise it, and degrades those over whom it is exercised. When it is violently, grossly, and cruelly used, it produces a good effect by creating, or at any rate bringing out, the spirit of revolt and individualism that is to kill it.

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AV/AA - An Exemplary Short Story Collection from Persephone

The Woman Novelist and Other Stories by Diana Gardner

The wonderful Persephone Books have issued a number of short story collections, but this was one that I had a particular interest in getting hold of. 634 more words

Gormenghast, Part 2

The sleepy school at Gormenghast gets something to wake it up. 2,347 more words

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Reading fantasy

In a sense all fiction is fantasy, isn’t it? Derived from Latin phantasia, ‘fantasy’ comes ultimately from the Greek word φαντασια, ‘imagination, appearance, apparition’, formed from a verb meaning ‘to make visible’. 574 more words

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Gormenghast, Part 1

It’s been six or seven years since the last book, but how much could Gormenghast have changed in that time? 2,072 more words

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Mervyn Peake - Titus Groan

It’s taken me long enough to pick up this classic fantasy book and explore the vast hallways of Castle Gormenghast. I couldn’t tell you why I waited so long to read this. 1,386 more words

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Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

RATING: 3/5

TITLE: TITUS GROAN

AUTHOR: MERVYN PEAKE

SERIES: GORMENGHAST 01

Hailed as a classic fantasy masterpiece every bit as seminal as Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings,  955 more words

Fantasy