"A gorgeous volcanic eruption... A work of extraordinary imagination" (New Yorker)
"The Gormenghast Trilogy is one of the most important works of the imagination to come out of [this] age" (Anthony Burgess Spectator)
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I enjoyed every word of this superbly written book.What imagination and perfect use of language.Published 21 days ago by S. P. Newcombe
First saw this production on television in, I think, the early 00s. Wanted to see it again and also read the book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mrs. C. A. Harris
I utterly adored the way that Gormenghast was basically a full blown living character in the book - am looking forward to reading the other two books in this trilogy already!Published 3 months ago by Katie S
An astounding feat of penmanship that is perched supremely at the top of my 'all-time favourites' reading list and refuses to be toppled. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Holst
need it to complete the trilogy - only had book 2. haven't started it yetPublished 4 months ago by pam
I found this a disappointingly dull and slow read, let down by overly-simplistic characters. The gothic world the author has created inside the sprawling castle is imaginative,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sam
The events depicted in the first book of the Gormenghast trilogy follow the birth of the heir to Groan Castle, and the effect that this arrival has on the lives of the existing... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jonathan Shaw
It is not as good as the first two books in the trilogy. A bit disappointing but still Mervyn PeakePublished 7 months ago by Pauline Ismay