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