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Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe (Reprint) (Paperback)

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Two terrifying classics by the best kept secret in contemporary horror fiction? (TheWashington Post)

The recent smash success of HBO?s True Detective has sparked new interest in cult horror favorite Thomas Ligotti, who was cited by the show?s creator, Nic Pizzolatto, as a prime influence. Ligotti?s debut story collection,Songs of a Dead Dreamer, and its follow-up, Grimscribe, marked a major evolution in supernatural horror. Influenced by the strange terrors of Lovecraft and Poe and by the brutal absurdity of Kafka, Ligotti eschews cheap, gory thrills for his own brand of atmospheric horror, which shocks at the deepest, existential, levels.

Ligotti?s stories take on decaying cities and lurid dreamscapes in a style ranging from rich, ornamental prose to cold, clinical detachment. His raw and experimental work lays bare the unimportance of our world and the sickening madness of human consciousness. Like the greatest writers of cosmic horror, Ligotti bends reality until it cracks, opening fissures through which he invites us to gaze on the unsettling darkness of the abyss below.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 447
Sub-Genre: Horror
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Language: English
Street Date: October 6, 2015
TCIN: 21530306
UPC: 9780143107767
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-3564
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