Part the third

30 09 2007

Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake

Titus alone

So, finally finished the third and smallest book in this outstanding trilogy. Whilst the setting is equal to the fantastic world of Gormenghast itself, it is quite different in many ways, not least technological. And there is an underlying horror in the factories of this new land which lend things a new and quite sinister tone. The wanderings of Titus in this strange place and his encounters with new friends and another bitter and vile opponent culminate in an absurd set piece event which recalls the pace and power of events in the previous two books.

Glad I got there in the end though.

3 star

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