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Titus Awakes

Read 13/12/2016-17/12/2016

Rating: 2.5 stars

Read for The Reader’s Room Winter Challenge

This is the fourth Gormenghast book. Peake died after completing only three of his series, which has for a long time been thought of as a trilogy. 648 more words

Book Review

Year-End Reading Goals

With less than a month left in the year, it’s time to be realistic about what I’m likely to finish before the end of 2016. My goals are fairly simple: 340 more words

Reading Habits

The First and Final Words of November 2016

Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

First Word: Gormenghast, that is, the main massing of the original stone, taken by itself would have displayed a certain architectural quality were it to have been possible to ignore the circumfusion of those mean dwellings that swarmed like an epidemic around its Outer Walls. 144 more words

Books I Read in September & October 2016

In September I read:

• Doctor Thorne, by Anthony Trollope, read by Nicholas Clifford for LibriVox.org — Doctor Thorne is the third of Anthony Trollope’s “Barsetshire” novels. 1,435 more words



Alpha, beta, theta male

Turgid prone blue bloated whale

Wretched in the morning sun

Tide went out, your undone

Mr Pye and Mrs Fleece

Dissecting you for ambergris


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It's weird

Vampires, witches, warlocks, shapeshifters, mutants, silver toothed evil fairies  – all the weird stuff. That’s just a short list of the characters that populate the books I’ve been reading lately. 1,315 more words