Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:06 pm
Any Mervyn Peake fans out there? There may be a few people who haven't heard of Gormenghast. I would like to do them a favor. About five years ago a friend asked me if I ever read Gormenghast. Read it? I never heard of it. So, being late to the table(and a bit cheap) I borrowed his copy. I wondered, after reading the first several pages if it was going to ever take off. Soon afterward, however, I had a difficult time putting it down. It is a most wonderfully written, excellent story, as well as its companions: Titus Alone and Titus Groan. Get thee to a library(or bookstore)post-haste. I've not seen the movie or television versions, but I've heard that they were not too well done. Get the books and indulge yourself.