Bookish Matters

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

—Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Feeling a Bit Peakish

I wish I had Mervyn Peake quotes memorized and at the ready, a plethora of lines from the Gormenghast novels that I could whip out at every occasion.

If the moon were full, I could shout, "Ahoy! scavengers! The moon's retching." If someone asked me my age I could say, "Thank heavens my youth is all over now. It took too long and got in my way." If Katie were going on about vampires, I could say, "I am in no mood for sepulchritude."

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