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Gormenghast
Gormenghast | Mervyn Peake
In a world bound by iron laws and dead rituals, two young men are struggling to make their way: Steerpike, the renegade kitchen-boy who seduces and murders his way up the social ladder, and Titus Groan, heir to Gormenghast, who comes to threaten its very existence. John Constable famously 'pulled off the impossible' (The Times) with his stage adaptation of Mervyn Peake's legendary Gormenghast trilogy. Commissioned and produced by the David Glass Ensemble, this gruesome, gothic drama has since become a landmark in the history of adaptation for the stage. 'A gloriously impossible realisation of Mervyn Peake's soaring flight of fancy' - The Guardian
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1001BooksPodcast
Gormenghast | Mervyn Peake
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Panpan

Sighing with relief as we finish this one, but at least we can check it off the list. #1001books #bookpodcast #soundcloud #applepodcasts #googleplay

KellyHunsakerReads I agree! 2y
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Moray_Reads
Gormenghast | Mervyn Laurence Peake
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In Mervyn Peake's classic the titanic castle is just as important a character as any of the humans, so much so that this edition only has illustrations of the #building itself. #maylovesclassics @Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 #foliofreaks

2BR02B These editions are so cool! 2y
Moray_Reads @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @2BR02B Titus Alone is just as gorgeous, it just doesn't have the castle on the cover 2y
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LeahBergen Cool! 2y
JazzFeathers Oh my goodness! That's gorgeous! 😍😍😍 What edition is this? 2y
Moray_Reads @JazzFeathers it's Folio Society from 1992 2y
saresmoore Listen: you are making this book-buying ban very hard! I am counting the minutes until I get to start reading this tonight. 2y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore I'm so sorry (am I? 🤔). Sadly, this set is out of print but there are some great second hand copies like this around. It might make a dent in your book fund though! It's a wonderfully strange, atmospheric series, there's nothing quite like it. If you'll take my advice you'll avoid the fourth book written by Peake's widow: it doesn't measure up. 2y
saresmoore Advice taken! There‘s something very satisfying about the thrill of the hunt for an out of print book. With any luck, I‘ll have plenty of book fund accumulation to work with! 2y
vivastory One day I'm going to write a heist novel & the prize is going to be your Folio collection. 😜 It'll be called Oceans 42 (after Adams answer to the meaning of life) 2y
Moray_Reads @vivastory I would read it. Even though I'd be the victim... 2y
vivastory 😬😂Who would you want to play you in the movie adaptation? 2y
Moray_Reads @vivastory Anne Hathaway. We're NOTHING alike but it would give her an opportunity to improve that god-awful Yorkshire accent from One Day! 2y
vivastory 😂 I have never seen One Day, but now I'm definitely interested! 2y
Moray_Reads @vivastory I've only seen bits. The accent is abysmal 2y
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twohectobooks
Gormenghast | Mervyn Peake
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Finished just in time for #bookclub this Saturday!

I liked this novel a bit better than Titus Groan, although it does have some pacing issues. Titus‘s story continues with him as a boy. Things got unexpectedly sad, although I shouldn‘t‘ve been so surprised because Peake obviously has no problem being cruel to his characters. Great villain in Steerpike and the castle is a great setting.

On to Titus Alone!

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twohectobooks
Gormenghast | Mervyn Peake
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26 pages to go before my #bookclub meeting next Saturday.

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Moray_Reads
Gormenghast | Mervyn Laurence Peake
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So my faith in the BBC is shaky after the City & the City but it's still news and perhaps with Gaiman at the helm there's a chance of something special. (Image is from the BBC adaptation in 2000, I can't believe that was 18 years ago!)

GrilledCheeseSamurai I saw this the other day and I've had my fingers crossed since. 🤞 2y
Moray_Reads @TobeyTheScavengerMonk you might be interested to hear about this 2y
vivastory I was really intrigued by this. 2y
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Moray_Reads @vivastory have you read the books? 2y
vivastory Not yet 😬 2y
Moray_Reads @vivastory 😂 the first two are absolutely brilliant and the third is difficult to judge due to Peake's untimely death but still very worth reading (the less said about the fourth volume written by his wife the better!) 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘ve owned the books for a looooooooong time (I think I bought them because Gaiman mentioned them actually). Time to move them up the TBR! 2y
Moray_Reads @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I just assumed you would have read them! As I said to Scott, the first two are outstanding and if the third feels a little unfinished and out-of-place I think it's down to the fact that Peake never got to finish the series 2y
saresmoore Fortunately, I‘m on a prolonged book buying fast, but I may have just happened to find that there is a Folio Society set of this trilogy... 2y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore it's gorgeous, I bought it a couple of years ago (of course) 2y
AlaMich @saresmoore So, that‘s the “out clause” in the contract...if it‘s a Folio Society edition you‘re allowed? 😊 2y
Moray_Reads @AlaMich @saresmoore obviously the most expensive books don't count 😉 2y
saresmoore @AlaMich Hahaha! I wish. No out clause. And I‘m going for a year. Don‘t ask me why, I‘m not honestly sure yet. BUT, I do have a birthday in May. I‘m just doing my due diligence in case I get asked for a wishlist. 😬 2y
vivastory @saresmoore A year book buying ban?! I don't know if I could make it for a month... 2y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore a YEAR?! You're breaking my heart 💔. I just bought 4 books in the last ten minutes 😅 2y
AlaMich @Moray_Reads @saresmoore That has a backward sort of logic that appeals to me. 😊 2y
AlaMich @Moray_Reads 🤣🤣 2y
saresmoore @vivastory @Moray_Reads I know. I don‘t know. It‘s nuts. And it DOES NOT HELP that my 9yo has purchased three books in the last week with her allowance money. I only started April 1, so orders are still trickling in and I haven‘t started suffering withdrawals yet... 2y
saresmoore @AlaMich I blame my “Rhetorical Eloquence” professor for all the appealing backward logic I concoct. My husband has yet to defeat me in a debate (argument). 2y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore you should put a dollar away for every day you manage, then you'll have a nice little nest egg come May 2019! 2y
saresmoore Oh, that‘s a great idea! And then I‘ll spend it all on books! 2y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore well, that goes without saying! 😊 2y
AlaMich @Moray_Reads Heck, we should ALL do that!! 2y
jillrhudy Fantastic news 2y
RobtCM Great news. Oh yes!! 11mo
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JennAndrew
Gormenghast | Mervyn Peake
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This news has made me so excited! I loved the BBC series, but confess I‘ve only read the first book.

The first thing I thought when I saw this? #Gormenghastbuddyread!😄🎉 Would there be any interest? I‘ve never hosted a buddy read so if anyone was interested in taking it on, that would be awesome, but if not, I might see if I can drum something up for May/ June? I‘m finding BR‘s a great way to get through my TBR & this is high on the list!

laurenbescoby I've never read these! Buddy reads are easy to organise once you get into the swing of things. I'm enjoying hosting the one for Children of Blood and Bone. Give it a go! 😄 2y
readinginthedark Sounds fun! 2y
JennAndrew @miralunasbooknook @readinginthedark I may take the plunge! I‘ll find out when it‘s slated to air and have a think about a schedule. Should be loads of time, I don‘t think they‘ve started making anything yet! 2y
readinginthedark 👍🏻Tag me when you get it started! 2y
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twohectobooks
Gormenghast | Mervyn Peake
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Seems like every time my #bookclub picks a book, a new adaptation is announced. 😉

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twohectobooks
Gormenghast | Mervyn Laurence Peake
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Spooky #bookmail I just picked up from the mailbox! This is my next #bookclub book (well, Gormenghast is, but I‘m not sure I could bear starting a trilogy in the middle, so I got this).

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Foragingfantasy
Gormenghast | Mervyn Peake
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Subbing ISS today. Hopefully I'll get a good chunk of reading done. Steerpike is quite the villain.

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Foragingfantasy
Gormenghast | Mervyn Peake
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Y'all. I've been making the best food lately!! I hope it keeps up cuz it's so depressing when you cook and cook it it's mediocre. Love audiobook cooking!! I didn't make the dumpling from scratch this time but I cooked them in a new way and it was 😋.

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Foragingfantasy
Gormenghast | Mervyn Peake

Finally my hold is available!!!

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
Gormenghast | Mervyn Laurence Peake
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#ReadingResolutions #Monochromatic
@Jess7

The language in this book...the way the words form the story... 😍❤️😍

Moray_Reads Love it ♥️ 2y
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Brightcarvings
Gormenghast | Mervyn Laurence Peake

He is climbing the spiral staircase of the soul of Gormenghast, bound for some pinnacle of the itching fancy - some wild, invulnerable eyrie best known to himself; where he can watch the world spread out below him, and shake exultantly his clotted wings.

TK-421 Peake's writing in this book is so beautiful. Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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PagesAndConstellations
Gormenghast | Mervyn Laurence Peake
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Just bought this beauty :D 🏰

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Tonton
Gormenghast | Mervyn Laurence Peake

One of my favorite books. The language is gorgeous, and this article explains the effect of encountering Titus' world, exactly how shocked I felt starting the book: you know it is going to be freaking great just by the first paragraph and you settle in for the ride. http://lithub.com/on-the-13-words-that-made-me-a-writer/

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TartanCrusader
Gormenghast | Mervyn Laurence Peake
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Over their irregular roofs would fall throughout the seasons, the shadows of time-eaten buttresses, of broken and lofty turrets, and, most enormous of all, the shadow of 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.

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TartanCrusader
Gormenghast | Mervyn Laurence Peake
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"And the days move on and the names of the months change and the four seasons bury one another and the field-mice draw upon their granaries. The air is murky, and the sun is like a raw wound in the grimy flesh of a beggar, and the rags of the clouds are clotted. The sky has been stabbed and has been left to die above the world, filthy, vast and bloody."

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TartanCrusader
Gormenghast | Mervyn Laurence Peake

Re-reading this for my book club.

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samharnold
Gormenghast | Mervyn Laurence Peake
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Bailedbailed

I really wanted to enjoy this book but the complex language just didn't make it fluid to read. Too many books on the shelf to struggle through this one. #bookworm

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ScorpioBookDreams
Gormenghast | Mervyn Laurence Peake
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So I'm trying not to buy as many books as usual whilst I get through my enormous TBR list but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to buy the Folio Society edition of the Gormenghast trilogy! 😍😍😍

CherylDeFranceschi Beautiful! 3y
Moray_Reads I have this one too, it's beautiful ❤ 3y
JEMoutrageous It is rather pretty. 3y
TartanCrusader Oh my, that's gorgeous! 3y
RobtCM In my collection as well. What a joy to read. #foliosociety 11mo
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Moray_Reads
Gormenghast | Mervyn Laurence Peake
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I had to get in on the #Shelfie action for #FunFridayPhoto. This is (part of) my Folio Society collection. Duckens, Gaskell, Dumas, Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie etc. They were broadly arranged by colour but that has mostly broken down now 😳

Lakesidemusing Ooohhh!❤❤❤❤ 3y
Libby1 I used to live near a town in England called Wallington. In Wallington you will find a blue plaque on a house stating that "Gormenghast was written here". It's still in my TBR. ?❤?? 3y
Moray_Reads @Libby1 That's so cool! I used to live in Brontë country. Love the first Gormenghast, adore the second, the third veers wildly into unexpected territory, it's such a shame Peake died before he could tie everything together. They're all definitely worth reading 3y
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ValerieAndBooks Lovely! 3y
saresmoore Gorgeous! This reminds me of my closet, which is also broadly arranged by color, but which is mostly navy and black... But you have many more books here than I have articles of clothing. 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Gorgeous! ❤❤❤📚📚📚 3y
LeahBergen 💗💗💗💗 3y
Kalalalatja So many beautiful editions! 😍😍 serious book envy! 3y
Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja Thank you! I'll have 50 when my New Year Sale items arrive 3y
Kalalalatja That's amazing! 😍 3y
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