So here are my stats for the first day of Bout of Books.
Pages read: 100 pages of Titus Groan
Percentage of the way though: 27% of the way through Titus Groan; 11% of the way through the trilogy
Thoughts: WHY did I take so long to read this? I’m really enjoying this so far, so much so that I don’t mind that I’ve slightly missed my goal for yesterday (I was aiming for closer to 135 pages). The language is so rich and dense but not particularly difficult to read – it just sucks you in. The characters are all so interestingly drawn – everything from their names to the way they speak to their physicality and movement tells you something about them. The plot, such as it is, has been very slow moving, but it seems to me that Gormenghast itself is the plot.
Let’s see what Tuesday holds!