Monday, January 26, 2009

Peake in the Guardian list

In the Science Fiction and Fantasy section of The Guardian newspaper's 1000 Books One Must Read, Titus Groan joins novels by Rabelais, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson and others, in the 33 books chosen for this category.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, I have come late to Gormenghast, although it has been on my list of books to read for years but I saw the trilogy in Waterstones, UK and made a copy mine. When the BBC did a mini-series, I was almost tempted to watch it but my preference has always been to read first and enjoy someone else's visual interpretation after. So, it is a joy. I have just left Stephen Donaldson's universe of the Gap Series of novels and Peake's world is altogether more claustrophobic that outer space, and no less enjoyable for all that. I was thrilled to read The Frivolous Cake, an absolute joy for someone brought up on McGonagall. Highly recommended to those who feast on novel language and deep description.

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