Reviews

  • "Mervyn Peake is a master of the macabre and a traveller through the deeper and darker chasms of the imagination"

    The Times
  • "Mervyn Peake is a finer poet than Edgar Allan Poe, and he is therefore able to maintain his world of fantasy brilliantly through three novels. [The Gormenghast Trilogy] is a very, very great work...a classic of our age"

    Robertson Davies
  • "[Peake's books] are actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience"

    C. S. Lewis