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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View all 6 comments. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He also exhibits admirable economy of words, for more than 50 of his stories fit between the covers of this book. The stories are also largely unique, and there are at least a dozen of them in this tome that should be mandatory readings for anyone into the genre.

In the fashion of Lovecraft, who was a master of punishing readers with their own imagination in a As a general rule I try to only write reviews for indy authors because regular authors will always have lots and lots of people leaving comments.

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This nigghtmare an excellent collection of horror stories, and most of them follow entirely original concepts. Open Preview See a Problem? You can detect these influences in his work, but his style is absolutely unique. His work is insightful, poetic and completely out of its mind. After wandering into and being driven from a somnambulistic sermon at a church, Indrys returns home to find his illustration finished, and favtory into sleep and a dream of a singular house call May 08, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: We may dazzle and distract ourselves with the details, but if we peer too long at any one facet, we perceive the cracks through which a black, empty wind howls.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. There’s a lyricism to his writing that I haven’t loved since reading The Picture of Dorian Gray, although I make no suggestion that there’s nigytmare.


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Following my recent decision about large reviews, I’ll present this in a three-tiered format short to long with the story by story analysis left for the last tier and presumably only of interest to those who have read the book. 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.

Mar 26, Molly Moore rated it it was amazing Shelves: I daresay Ligotti gives Clive Barker a run for his money.

Ligotti, much like Videodrome, has a philosophy And so, here we are again 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, ligotit or mocking them.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! This yarn then folds itself into the main narrative, and then folds again and again – in a way I found a bit too vague and dactory.

I had to make an exception in this case not the first time I’ve done so. The voice in my head keeps reciting these old principles of mine.

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In an interview Ligotti described his style as an attempt to read like awkwardly translated East-European literature. Though in particular, I loved the Teatro Grottesco section at the end, where all of my favourite ones lurked. The Nightmare Factory is a massive best-of album compiling Ligotti’s stories from his first collection, Songs of a Dead Dreamer up to the first half of Teatro Grottesco.

I eventually chose “The Bunglaow House” as our th episode and later featured “Drink to Me Only with Labyrinthine Eyes” – as our th episode part of an informal, month-long tribute to Ligotti’s influence on the genre and securing these stories unexpectedly led me into direct email contact with the man himself, which was a wonderful thing iirc, I was able to introduce him to the darkly sardonic hilarity of Brother Theodore!


I shan’t even bother to review each section specifically, as they are all horrifically brilliant, but in marginally different ways. Appreciate that he is an important part of horror lit, I just don’t have to like his work. Thoss Masquerade of a Dead Sword Dr. Feb 07, Jason rated it really liked it.

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.

The time now is He’s firmly made himself the main attraction of my reading schedule, and it’s a shame that I’ll have to re-read him to do that rather than expect new books, which he doesn’t seem too intent on writing.

He communicates a sense of how architecture and atmosphere affect psychology and his attention to details – in buildings, furniture, decor and dress – speak to a Decadent influence in his writings. View all 5 comments. I have read some interviews with him and some appreciations of his work and he a unique and fascinating writer.

I imagine fans and especially other authors of weird fiction could learn an awful lot from reading and paying attention to Ligotti’s work – especially as he exemplifies to my sensibilities at least an instructive path of how one transcends from being merely a writer of weird genre fiction to the level of quality Lit-Genre writer.

In this stout volume, Ligotti offers American readers selections from three previous collections not readily available in the U. Ligotti is much easier to take in fzctory bites – me, I just choked on this. People that don’t want to sleep well.

Feb 17, Robert rated it did not like it. An atmosphere of profound evil permeates this book