The Gormenghast books are some of my favourites. Intensely ponderous, florid prose, grotesque characters, crumbling castle... etc
To me its very Dungeon Synth, in a lot of ways.
Mervyn Peake's illustrations are pretty DS, too!
“Yes, I can see it in your eyes, you pity the hermit, forgotten and alone in his darkness. You think it wretched that a creature spends his life surrounded by the damp and the cold and the dark. But, hear this! The world you travelled from is too sharp, hostile and full of hatred for my kind. Better to seek and find respite in the dank caverns of these mountains than to be reviled and spurned in the miserable lands you people call home.”
Post by dungeonsnake on Feb 9, 2019 0:35:04 GMT -5
Yes. I read these when I was first getting into fighting wildfires, back in 2010, when I was in my early 20's. It was a harsh lifestyle and these books were my escape for a time. Unfortunately my copy was eventually ruined in the rain... I haven't read it since.
Post by Pilgrim's Shadow on May 24, 2019 13:08:20 GMT -5
Wow, never heared of them before your post, but now i made my research and got pretty hyped. Seems very DS, i know what you're saying. Only by reading about the books made me imagine DS music playing in my head.
Post by disgustingcathedral on Jul 16, 2020 11:57:29 GMT -5
Been doing some disk archeology recently, amongst the files I just found this glitched MacPaint image of Steerpike, scanned back in the day with a handheld scanner from the theatre programme for the aforementioned Gormenghast play ^__^