Gormanghastliness

26 09 2007

Gormanghast by Melvyn Peake

Gorman

More bonkers stuff. Compelling. Lots of death. Titus grows up (chronologically, if not emotionally) and enjoys a range of relationship challenges as well as getting a taste for the world beyond Gormanghast. Steerpike engages in complicated machinations to secure his advancement in the castle hierarchy. And we are introduced to a set of even more interesting and odd characters. A large part of the book deals with the castle’s response to extraordinary (biblical) flooding followed by a terrifically described man hunt. Powerful, amazing, bizarre and a compelling successor to the first in the trilogy. (Still can’t work out how the place really survives though).

4 star

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