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Enlightenment Through Depression,
This review is from: Teatro Grottesco (Paperback)
Thomas Ligotti is a depressed genius who writes horror stories that mix Lovecraft, Poe, Kafka, Borges, E.M. Cioran, David Lynch, Thomas Bernhard and bunch of horror writers into a depressing, yet brilliant and surreal mix of short stories that represent nightmares better than any writer that I know of.
Some of the reviewers here in Amazon complain that the "plots" don't go anywhere, or that the stories don't make sense. Ligotti isn't about plots or stories that "make sense". His stories are about mood, atmosphere and dark, surreal truths about the world we live in. Mix of philosophical ideas and nightmares. Trying to "get" his stories is like trying to get what Kafka is about, or what the nightmare you had last night was about.
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Initial post: 18 Mar 2014 20:16:01 GMT
M. D. Pithie says:
I agree with your review. I would also add J.G Ballard to the list of authors you have written. I was reading 'Our Temporary Supervisor' today and was struck by its bleakness, which reminded me of the early Ballard style. If you haven't read 'The Thomas Ligotti Reader' do so, its a great insight into the man and his works.
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