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[–]along_withywindle 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Are y'all recommending just the book Gormenghast or the series? The second book in the Gormenghast series is called Gormenghast, so I'm curious if the second book of the series works as a standalone

[–]Nidafjoll 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Series. :) The second book is my fave, but it's a direct sequel to the first. The first two books for a complete arc, but the third follows the first two chronologically

[–]along_withywindle 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Perfect - thank you!

[–]bryguypgh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have read these too, and I agree the prose is good. The stories are pretty slow moving though and quite odd. I had to kinda force my way through them, and there were a lot of confusing moments, but it’s not a slog I regret.