Apparently this year is the centenary year of Mervyn Peake's birth. I've nearly finished the first book of the Gormenghast trilogy, 'Titus Groan'. It took some getting into, as it's quite dense and descriptive, and peopled with eccentric and bizarre characters, but it's worth it.
The whole atmosphere of the books is humorous and sinister simultaneously, in that they present you with all these things that are sort of farcical, but then persuades you to take them seriously.
All this is unrelated to the fact that we played Bush Hall supporting Peggy Sue last night, we did alright I think, and they were amazing, they've got even better whilst they've been on tour. There was a good crowd too.