Day 24 - Best quote from a novel
I can't find the exact paragraph, so I will have to quote the first bit from memory. This is certainly one of my favorite quotes of all time:
From Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake, 'I need a cynic for a friend'. There's another sentence or two, but this is the bit that always sticks in my mind.
I am crazy about the Titus Groan books, also known as the Gormenghast Trilogy. I first read Titus Groan when I was at school, and the other two a couple of years later when I was at university, and have reread them a couple of times since, the most recently a few years ago. While looking up a link on the Internet for this post, I discovered that they are considered to be the forerunners of Mannerpunk, of which I had never heard. Apparently it is a weird mixture of novels of manners and, well, a less steam-related version of Steampunk. I know that Steampunk is very trendy right now, but I have been obsessed with it ever since I read The Difference Engine and Tim Powers a long time ago.
I shall have to take some time to absorb Mannerpunk.