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The mind-bending universe of horror master Thomas Ligotti awaits in another graphic adaptation of his haunting work. Enter a sphere where. The Nightmare Factory [Carroll & Graf] Books. Introduction: The Consolations of Horror, Thomas Ligotti, xi, Part 1: from Songs of a Dead. The Nightmare Factory is a comics anthology from Fox Atomic Comics adapting individual short stories by Thomas Ligotti. The second book in the series.

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That said, the ONLY reason I’m not giving this a 5-star rating is because while I was fully immersed into a considerable portion of the material, a handful of stories felt less compelling ligktti even redundant.

Mad, perplexing paintings of phrase rather than image, from the abyssal no-man’s-land of the psyche.

The Nightmare Factory

In the realm of the supernatural, Thomas Ligotti is the master of stylish, eerie writing of the highest quality. I accidentally discovered this book – and, by extension, Mr. Lo primero que leo de Ligotti. I didn’t have time to read all the stories in this library copybut Ligotti truly is a master of transferring dreamlike atmosphere onto the printed page.

On completing my re-reads of my favorites, I decided it made sense to eventually work my way backwards through the rest of the stories, using the insight I’d gained to wrestle with the pieces that I’d had trouble with the first time – taking the whole at a much more leisurely place than my mind-numbing mass consumption back in the day, because if I’d learned one thing back then it was that much like Robert Aickman and Dennis Etchison you really need to take your time with Thomas Ligottireally let the stories settle into your psyche as you muse over their parts and overall effect and how they relate to each other.


Whilst you often hear the likes of Georges Simenon, WIlliam Gibson or China Mieville being praised as writers worthy of being discovered by people who don’t usually read genre writing, horror didn’t seem to have any writers that prompted the same critical enthusiasm. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A large and generally very impressive gathering of imaginative and stylish horror fiction, adding several new stories to those culled from Ligotti’s previous collections Songs of a Dead DreamerGrimscribeand Noctuary And there are other voices, voices I have never heard before, voices that seem to be either dead or dying in a great moonlit darkness.

Ligotti retrata especialmente bien el miedo que sentimos -que quiere hacernos sentir- sus influencias impregnan de forma nada velada su forma de escribir: Poe and Lovecraft are the obvious influences in these richly atmospheric and often funny tales of introversion blossoming into obsession, and of antiquarian scholars unwisely uncovering things that really ought to have been buried.

Man, when I read this book I would literally get goosebumps sometimes, mostly from the first story “The Frolic. I daresay Nightmre gives Clive Barker a run for his money. And so, here we fqctory again Like Aickman and recent Ramsey Campbell work, Ligotti is also willing to experiment with writing approaches that could be misinterpreted as “clumsy” or “inelegant” in particular, the repetitions in “Gas Station Carnivals” read to me as stylistic flourishes intended to reinforce the sense of obsessive workings of a febrile mind.

Mightmare always offers creepy literary perfection, and this collection is no exception! Do not mistake their vacant stare, though. The voice in my head keeps reciting these old principles of mine. Just nightmmare moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Paperbackpages.


Though in particular, I loved the Teatro Grottesco section at the end, where all of my favourite ones lurked. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Feb 02, Darran Mclaughlin rated it really liked it Lligotti Ligotti achieves a lot through a thorough interrogation of tropes – realizing they are as much lifeblood as cliche in the genre field – embracing them for their secrets, and examining their origins and resonances, instead of just merely rejecting, deconstructing or mocking them.

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I found the ending to this one choppy and unsatisfying. Moonlight pulses evilly through the clouds this Tuesday night as the ligottl universe expresses its contempt for the loathsome gathering of human husks known to polite society as The Nightmare Factory Book Club. Ligotti is just a freakin’ genius-level writer of creepiness and weirdtasticalism I haven’t read very much horror since going through a phase of reading everything Stephen King, Dean R.

It’s not you, guys, it’s me Nov 17, Shawn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Previous Post Steven W.

The Washington Nigntmare called him “the best kept secret in contemporary horror fiction”; another critic declared “It’s a skilled writer indeed who can suggest a horror so shocking that one is grateful it was kept offstage.

In the fashion of Lovecraft, who was a master of punishing readers with their own imagination in a good way Ligotti takes us on a chilling, rapid page turning thrill ride. Goodreads helps you fsctory track of books you want to read.