Wednesday, August 10, 2011

THE HISTORY OF TITUS GROAN by Mervyn Peake

Source: http://www.gormenghastcastle.co.uk/eve1.html

"The "Gormenghast Trilogy" means a lot to me. It opened up new challenges and goals in reading that I found were easily accomplished when I concentrated on the text. The Castle and it's inhabitants inspired many of my drawings and poems and the text itself persuaded me to write my own stories about anything, which I thoroughly enjoy now. The television adaptation only made my obsession grow. So as I sit at my computer writing this, listening to the soundtrack of the TV series, wondering if I can fit in time to watch another hour of the video, waiting for a reply to the e-mail I sent to a fellow enthusiast and wandering from the chair to flick through my 1970 Penguin edition of "Gormenghast", I realise that Gormenghast might out grow me. I can grow with Gormenghast and get more and more out of the text, but there is one thing I could never do, I could never outgrow Gormenghast."


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