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I'm glad Titus Awoke,
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This review is from: Titus Awakes: The Lost Book of Gormenghast (Paperback)
I have finished reading Titus Awakes just now.
I'm glad to receive some closure as to his future wellbeing but remain desperately dissapointed that he never again saw Gormenghast or his dear ones.
The peace and order of that place, purged of Steerpike would have returned the reader to a more fitting conclusion: returning Titus to a life of purpose and fulfilling his mother's prophecy that he would tread a circle.
The ubiquity of coincidental encounters with helpful characters immediately addressing Titus's physical needs (food, shelter, transport, employment, solace etc) became somewhat tedious and undermines the authenticity of his wanderings.
Maeve gave me a welcome closure however and I thank Peake's estate for giving this to us.