Alethio Grapher

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The Gormenghast Novels by Mervyn Peake
The Gormenghast Novels by Mervyn Peake
It was hard to know how many stars to give this trilogy, so I'll just tell you about it.
The writing is incredible. There are moment where I literally put the book down and said "MY GOD!" There is a poem in the first book that is the best frivolous poetry I've ever read (better than Lewis Carroll).
I was initially nervous at the large number of characters, because I'm not good at remembering characters, but each is so aptly and humorously named (Fuschia, Flay, Steerpike, and my favorite-named, Flannelcat) that they are easy to tell apart.
Gormenghast is a world of its own - a very strange mix of seemingly ancient and modern (seemingly anachronistic) things. There… Read more