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By Mervyn Peake, Anthony Burgess (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781585679072
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Published: The Overlook Press - June 26th, 2007

Peake creates visuals in your imagination more striking than those of Tim Burton, and his mode is a type of mythopoeic grotesque operating on gleeful, Dickensian exaggeration.  This novel is a most unusual page-turner and a pure pleasure to read. One caution: it may leave you dissatisfied with 99% of fantasy novels being published today.


Review by Adam

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By Barbara Comyns, Kathryn Davis (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590170298
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Published: NYRB Classics - April 30th, 2003

This books is as unrelenting as the abuse endured within its pages. Its equal parts Shirley Jackson, Charles Dickens and Angela Carter. This beautifully written suburban gothic is cut through with shards of magical realism and propped up by the sympathetic voice of the protagonist. It surveys the laborious nature of trauma and the dissociation required to cope.


Review by Dean