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Thomas Ligotti

Postby Dead Dog » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:48 pm

Are there any Ligotti devotees here? Although different voices, what draws me to Ligotti is the same thing that draws me to Lynch. Besides the fact that he is a masterful writer, he dabbles in that same weird area between reality and something not quite real. A destabilization of the psyche. The mundane becoming macabre. And the lack of answers, the way you are left wanting more. As Borges said, quoted by Ligotti himself "the imminence of a revelation that never occurs is the definitive aesthetic experience."

Lynch fans should at the very least give one of his short stories a try.
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Re: Thomas Ligotti

Postby mistahc » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:56 pm

I read Teatro Grottesco. I thought The Town Manager, The Red Tower, The Clown Puppet, and Sideshow were especially unsettling/disturbing/scary. Most of the others I just didn't really get.

I really like Borges, though.
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Re: Thomas Ligotti

Postby Melong » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:52 pm

I read the non-fiction The Conspiracy Against the Human Race. I intend to read some of his fiction as well one of these days.
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Re: Thomas Ligotti

Postby Adolphus » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:50 pm

Dead Dog wrote:Are there any Ligotti devotees here? Although different voices, what draws me to Ligotti is the same thing that draws me to Lynch. Besides the fact that he is a masterful writer, he dabbles in that same weird area between reality and something not quite real. A destabilization of the psyche. The mundane becoming macabre. And the lack of answers, the way you are left wanting more. As Borges said, quoted by Ligotti himself "the imminence of a revelation that never occurs is the definitive aesthetic experience."

Lynch fans should at the very least give one of his short stories a try.


Yes! Ligotti's great- well and truly creepy. I too think there is a shared sensibility between Lynch and Ligotti- though they are both different and do their own things. Definitely an author Lynch fans should check out- I really love his short stories- really great, short blasts of weirdness and creepiness.

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