"One summer morning of bland air, the huge, corroding, bell-like heart of Gormenghast was half asleep and there appeared to be no reverberation from its muffled thudding. In a hall of plaster walls the silence yawned."
Seven adjectives in one sentence modifiying five nouns. I'm sure MFA creative writing teachers hate that first sentence. Or is the style simply frowned in today's contemporary fiction?
I know how I would argue. "The silence yawned" is set up by what precedes it.
I win. Awesome.