Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ten of the Best Towers

The Tower of Flints was chosen as one of the The Ten Best Towers in Literature by John Mullan in The Guardian on 22nd May 2010.

'Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake Peake's Gormenghast is dominated by the Tower of Flints. "This tower, patched unevenly with black ivy, arose like a mutilated finger from among the fists of knuckled masonry and pointed blasphemously at heaven. At night the owls made of it an echoing throat; by day it stood voiceless and cast its long shadow." Bad things will happen in it.'


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