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- adj. Resembling or pertaining to Gormenghast, an enormous sprawling Gothic castle mired in inexplicable traditions, introduced in a trilogy of novels by Mervyn Peake (1911-1968).
Factor in ebooks, all these book blogs, and wisecracking interviewers, and the media landscape becomes nearly Gormenghastian.
Those, for instance, whose castle rambles are not Gormenghastian but merely tedious.
At last, Spoils recaptures that earlier weirdness, and the sense of being a bard from an alternative past, if not presiding over their unfathomable, Gormenghastian rituals.
In my experience, admittedly limited to three females at present between the ages of 12 and 19, the texting and Facebooking is supplementary to a vast, almost Gormenghastian, structure of personal relationships.