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Obras de Thomas Ligotti

Teatro Grottesco (2006) 728 cópias
My Work is Not Yet Done (2002) 398 cópias
Noctuary (1994) 363 cópias
Songs Of A Dead Dreamer (1986) 351 cópias
The Nightmare Factory (1996) 291 cópias
The Nightmare Factory (2007) 183 cópias
The Spectral Link (2014) 119 cópias
Death Poems (2004) 81 cópias
Crampton (2002) 40 cópias
Sideshow and Other Stories (2003) 25 cópias
Pictures of Apocalypse (2023) 14 cópias
Paradoxes from Hell (2023) 10 cópias
The Town Manager 2 cópias
The Frolic 2 cópias
Mrs. Rinaldi's Angel 1 exemplar(es)
Noctuary & The Spectral Link (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Nedovršeni posao 1 exemplar(es)
Michigan Basement 1 exemplar(es)
Metaphysica Morum 1 exemplar(es)
The Library of Byzantium 1 exemplar(es)
The Lost Art of Twilight 1 exemplar(es)
The Nightmare Factory 1 exemplar(es)
The Cocoons 1 exemplar(es)
Miss Plarr 1 exemplar(es)
Lo scriba macabro (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Screams and Whispers 1 exemplar(es)
Les Fleurs 1 exemplar(es)
Purity 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 828 cópias
999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense (1999) — Contribuinte, algumas edições617 cópias
Prime Evil: New Stories by the Masters of Modern Horror (1988) — Contribuinte — 604 cópias
The New Weird (2008) — Contribuinte — 524 cópias
Cthulhu 2000 (1995) — Contribuinte — 468 cópias
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contribuinte — 462 cópias
Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (2008) — Contribuinte — 461 cópias
American Supernatural Tales (2007) — Contribuinte — 446 cópias
Lovecraft's Monsters (2014) — Contribuinte — 351 cópias
The Book of Cthulhu (2011) — Contribuinte — 303 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection (1997) — Contribuinte — 285 cópias
October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween (2000) — Contribuinte — 262 cópias
A Whisper of Blood (1991) — Contribuinte — 257 cópias
Shudder Again: 22 Tales of Sex and Horror (1993) — Contribuinte — 232 cópias
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 217 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
The New Lovecraft Circle (1996) — Contribuinte — 188 cópias
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 185 cópias
Year's Best Fantasy 2 (2002) — Contribuinte — 170 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourth Annual Collection (1991) — Contribuinte — 154 cópias
Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror (2010) — Contribuinte — 129 cópias
The Azathoth Cycle (1995) — Contribuinte — 125 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Monsters (2007) — Contribuinte — 122 cópias
A Mountain Walked (2014) — Contribuinte — 112 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Dracula (1997) — Contribuinte — 112 cópias
A Taste for Blood (1992) — Contribuinte — 108 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 (2002) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
Foundations of Fear (1992) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
The Thomas Ligotti Reader (2003) — Contribuinte — 96 cópias
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
Best New Horror (1989) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
Best New Horror 2 (1991) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
Song of Cthulhu (2001) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
Best New Horror 3 (1992) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Halloween (2011) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 12 (2001) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 07 (1996) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
The Best Horror from Fantasy Tales (1988) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 09 (1998) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Best New Horror 4 (1993) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Fine Frights (Anthology) (1988) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 08 (1997) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
Heroic Visions II (1986) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Tales by Moonlight II (1988) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners (2012) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
The Moons at Your Door (2016) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Darkside : horror for the next millennium (1624) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
The Book of Jade (1998) — Posfácio, algumas edições42 cópias
Taverns of the Dead (2005) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development 4 (2008) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
The Red Brain: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (2017) — Autor, algumas edições30 cópias
In the Footsteps of Dracula: Tales of the Un-Dead Count (2017) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
The Dedalus Book of Femmes Fatales (1992) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Nursery Crimes (1993) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Mighty in Sorrow: A Tribute to David Tibet & Current 93 (2014) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Vastarien, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (Volume 1) (2018) — Prefácio, algumas edições21 cópias
The Giant Book of Terror (1994) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Outoja tarinoita 6 (1955) 19 cópias
The Giant Book of Fantasy Tales (1996) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Exotic Gothic: Forbidden Tales from Our Gothic World (2007) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Weird Tales Volume 60 Number 1, September-October 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
All the devils are here (1986) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Best of the Rest 3 (2002) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Po Drugiej Stronie (2013) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Dziwne Opowieści - Antologia Weird Fiction (2021) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Sny Umarłych - Polski Rocznik Weird Fiction 2018 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Fear #16 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Ligotti, Thomas
Nome de batismo
Ligotti, Thomas
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Locais de residência
Detroit, Michigan, USA
South Florida, USA
Macomb County Community College
Wayne State University
horror writer
Gale Research



Thomas Ligotti In Penguin Classics! em The Weird Tradition (Abril 2016)
THE DEEP ONES: "The Red Tower" by Thomas Ligotti em The Weird Tradition (Outubro 2015)
Ligotti's favorite Lovecraft Stories em The Weird Tradition (Outubro 2015)
THE DEEP ONES: "Nethescurial" by Thomas Ligotti em The Weird Tradition (Junho 2012)


This was an interesting one for me. Ligotti is an author who can consistently be counted on to utterly confound my expectations.

I came into this one knowing it was a workplace revenge tale, and I fully expected it to go to some very weird places.

And the damn thing is, it does. It gets very weird. But, I don't know if it was a different direction of weird, or that it was too weird, or not weird enough. I will say that there were times when it felt almost a little undercooked. For example, Ligotti has Detectives Black and White jumping all over the case for a bit, then they just kind of...go away.

There's times when truly bizarre stuff happens—this IS Ligotti, after all—and the weirdness is not really addressed for pages and pages and pages afterward. That part? I'm fine with that. But it's the fact that Ligotti sorta kinda alludes that this is weird and there's probably an explanation, but then basically says, whatever that explanation is, we don't know it.

I'd have almost preferred that he just let it be bizarre without even considering an explanation.

Finally, I do have to say that he paints a very accurate depiction of the corporate world, right down to the "let's reorganize just for the sake of reorganization" and "we only work to make the most money off the least product" things. Very well observed.

So, in the end, I guess Ligotti was successful in confounding my expectations yet again. I guess I was just hoping for more impact with that. Definitely not my favourite by him.
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TobinElliott | outras 12 resenhas | May 13, 2024 |
Ligotti writes very well. The best stories here are very good indeed, but like many collections of horror stories, they shouldn't all be read at once. As I proceeded into the second volume here (Grimscribe), I started to notice a sameness in the themes. Ligotti is always writing about hidden horrors, and the characters encounter them in a number of creative ways, but in the end it all amounts to the same thing. The obvious influence here is Lovecraft; however, Ligotti's writing is much more refined. Although he does like to use a wide vocabulary including some unusual words, his writing is always under control. It always has a tone that invites the reader in--but again--don't read these all in a row or your pleasure will definitely be reduced.… (mais)
datrappert | outras 11 resenhas | Mar 18, 2024 |
(I only read half of this book, that is, all of the Songs of A Dead Dreamer section)

This is the kind of book that makes me really dislike writers. Ligotti seems like one of those guys who has spent way too much time in creative writing classrooms and workshops, reading a lot of middlebrow short fiction. I reckon that in every story I read I encountered 3 or 4 pointlessly esoteric words that could have (and should have) easily been edited out, words that the author probably wrote down in a moleskin somewhere so he could whip it out later and suss up his prose. When I first started reading this book I thought the fluffy language was an affectation of the first person narrator; I was disappointed to find that even in the third person stories there is a neckbeard-with-a-thesaurus-on-a fan-fiction-website level of purplishness. The author really seems like he can’t help himself.

The intro to the edition I read compared Ligotti to Kafka, which I had heard before and which attracted me to this book. This is a terrible comparison. Kafka is a profoundly funny writer, and Ligotti most definitely is not. Kafka mourns for the loss of humanity brought on by unconscionable systems. In this volume Ligotti offers little proof that he has ever interacted with another person. This is the profound loss of experience and inspiration that comes from finding your artistic voice through the academic and workshop pipeline - you write as a writer for other writers and not from any unique conception of reality, a conception that can only be built to satisfaction by finding something to say before your start blabbering away, pulling crossword puzzle words out of your moleskin.

I was reminded reading this of an extreme metal festival I once went to. The first couple bands I saw play were pretty cool. But after a few hours I became aware of, and exhausted by, the overbearing pressure of “genre” - these bands were so caught up in being metal that they became clownish. I started to get bored. Then one band had the gall, the brash iconoclasm to play a major chord. It felt like the roof was about to tear off to reveal god’s burning, beautiful eye placidly considering this flock of sheep play Halloween dress up. There are no major chords in this book. It’s all one twisted, cranky carnival music box that becomes a parody of itself after a while. I guess that’s always the risk when you are a “genre” writer.
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1 vote
hdeanfreemanjr | outras 11 resenhas | Jan 29, 2024 |
It's probably a good thing for humanity that Ligotti is spending his time writing excellent fiction instead of buying a gun and shooting up his workplace. Although he might not view it that way.
ethorwitz | outras 12 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |



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