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I went to the University of Houston. At the time, for Creative Writing programs it was #2 in the country. Since #1 was Iowa (and still is, IIRC), I uh... opted for #2. I hate Iowa.
Very cool, I have heard great things about both schools. I went to UC Santa Barbara. We had a good department although to be honest my decision at the time was based more on the quality of the surf. Anyway not sure if you saw it since I edited after you posted but what do you think of Crowley and Peake. They would seem to fit squarely in that category which you said doesn't belong in this genre.
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Very cool, I have heard great things about both schools. I went to UC Santa Barbara. We had a good department although to be honest my decision at the time was based more on the quality of the surf. Anyway not sure if you saw it since I edited after you posted but what do you think of Crowley and Peake. They would seem to fit squarely in that category which you said doesn't belong in this genre.
They're not ringing a bell at the moment. Full names?
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I went to the University of Houston. At the time, for Creative Writing programs it was #2 in the country. Since #1 was Iowa (and still is, IIRC), I uh... opted for #2. I hate Iowa.
I have absolutely no degree in writing.

I just dabble on my spare time.
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I have absolutely no degree in writing.

I just dabble on my spare time.
I probably shouldn't have bothered. Though... I learned to have a thick skin. Nothing like having your crap be torn up to your face and to be told you can't write to muster up a sense of bloody-mindedness.
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Nope that never happened to me.

Was it smelly?
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Was it smelly?
Cute.

It was actually quite painful. But then I sold my first short story after that. Made it better.

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Mervyn Peak "The Gormenghast Novels"

John Crowley "Little Big"

They are two of the more critically acclaimed fantasy works. "Little Big" has been praised by mainstream critics such as Harold Bloom and Crowley has won numerous World Fantasy Awards. In regards to Peake C.S Lewis said of his work "[Peake's books] are actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience."
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Well, keep reading there is more ice. And more fire.

And in a VERY roundabout way there actually does appear to be a point.
What about the singing?
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Tortuous. I absolutely abhorred Gormenghast. I tried 3 times and could never make it past the first 150 pages.
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Tortuous. I absolutely abhorred Gormenghast. I tried 3 times and could never make it past the first 150 pages.
Yeah, people tend to have pretty strong feelings either way with Gormenghast. Not much middle ground. I thought the prose was brilliant and it is one of those series that really allows you to be fully immersed in the world. Thought it also does a wonderful job of exploring personnel freedom verse social duty as the main theme in the novels.
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Gormenghast is another book I read years and years ago, and one I was debating getting for my Kindle. Gonna have to put that thing to use at some point

I remember I struggled with it at first, but once I'd got into it I really got into it. If you see what I mean. At least, that's what I remember. A lot of wine has flowed since then...

Am I right in thinking there are sequels?
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