This tower, patched unevenly with black ivy, arose like a mutilated finger from among the fists of knuckled masonry and pointed blasphemously at heaven. At night the owls made of it an echoing throat; by day it stood voiceless and cast its long shadow. —Mervyn Peake, “Titus Groan”

description of Gormenghast from Titus Groan

—a description of the Tower of Flints, part of the aging castle Gormenghast, from Mervyn Peake’s Gothic fantasy “Titus Groan.”

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