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    2015 Reading Journey: Titus Groan

    by Titus Groan (The Gormenghast Trilogy, Book 1) by Mervyn Peake (1946) I selected this first book of the Gormenghast trilogy for the 1940s leg of the journey for a couple of reasons: it was on a large number of “must read” classic spec fic lists, and nearly all of the reviewers seemed to love it. I selected it in spite of the numerous comparisons and contrasts with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I cut my reading teeth on Tolkien’s work and LotR is likely what hooked me on Fantasy as a child. So I had some concerns. Those concerns were both ridiculous and valid. It’s not the same…