First off, 'preliminary' looks funny and without spell check there is no hope for me ever spelling it correctly.
So I'm reading Titus Groan, the first book of the Gormenghast trilogy. I knew I would like this book for reasons I can't express. It's awesome and has been better than every expectation I had. I'm only a hundred pages in and can't even begin to guess at the level of awesome the next three-hundred will hold--or where there story is going for that matter.
I'm going to break one of my self-imposed blogging rules and upon the books completion leave a commentary. It goes against my 'don't rave about dead authors of the classics' rule, but I'm willing to look the other way concerning my own infraction. I could be wrong, but I feel that Mervyn Peake's name isn't as well known as it should be, but beyond that I'm not going to justify my rule breaking.
Put this one on the bucket list: hell just go to your library and get a copy. Now. You will not be sorry.