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  •  I am happy to hear you say that (2+ / 0-)
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    cfk, Dumbo

    I would hate to re-read the books, only to find them diminish before my eyes.

    Now I'm encouraged to try some other Peakes (e.g. Boy In Darkness, which MT Spaces recs) as an appetizer, and then return to Gormenghast.  

    "I think Peake is actually a more skilled writer" may well be true in literary terms.

    But Tolkein fed into his books his vast knowledge of myths and Eddas, of what made stories that grab at our hidden dreams and last the generations; and also he lived in a Europe where he could feel the omnipresent threat of Hitler's Mordor. Nobody else could have written LOTR.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Thu Nov 03, 2011 at 08:28:07 AM PDT

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