- Audio CD: 15 pages
- Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks; Abridged edition (1 Nov. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1843795817
- ISBN-13: 978-1843795810
- Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 10.2 x 12.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 80 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,446,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Gormenghast Trilogy with Titus Awakes (The Gromenghast Trilogy) Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook
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Degas' effortless reading of Mervyn Peake's trilogy (and a final installment by Peake's widow) doesn't overperform this moving story of a fantastic kingdom where a boy named Titus lives. --Los Angeles Times
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The writing is more "descriptive" than the short-sentenced, punchy style of most books these days but Peake is a good writer and it's rarely a trial to read the prose. In many ways the story is a glum one and a lot of the characters in the book lead unhappy existences in Gormenghast castle, but it doesn't leave you, the reader, feeling glum or depressed. Rather, Peake's writing engenders more of a fascination and it becomes a genuine page-turner where you want to know what happens next in Gormanghast.
As far as the story is concerned: highly recommended. I cannot say the same for the quality of the ebook, which was riddled with more errors than I've ever seen in an ebook. You can usually figure out where words are wrong and it doesn't detract too much from the enjoyment of the book but it is an irritation. I've taken nothing off for that though as it's hardly Peake's fault.
Science is seen as an evil thing and scientists as evil people. The factory in which the windows are seen to contain rows and rows of identical faces is the symbol against which the country-livers are set. It's all romantic tosh but does draw one into the conceit - with odd characters appearing and disappearing along the way
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