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The Master of Doom Unveiled (kinda)18 April 2004
J from NY
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If you purchase this book hoping to find out more about the personal life of Thomas Ligotti, you're out of luck. His interviews are as enigmatic and mind boggling as ever, his brilliant essay (hilariously defaming the mystique of the vampire) and a few mild speculations on 'how Ligotti came to be Ligotti' make the book worth reading. Anyone who is an avid fan of Ligotti will instantly recognize Matt Cardin's poignant essays, analysis of his stories, and longstanding interviews such as "Disillusionment Can Be Glamorous". Perhaps the highlight of the book is David Tibet's short but sweet essay on his personal relationship with Ligotti, including an excerpt from an amusing letter which Ligotti apparently wrote after watching the horrible "Mars Attacks". All in all, this is more than worth buying and putting in one's personal library along with Lovecraft's letters, Poe's stories, as are the rest of Ligotti's masterpieces.