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The Nightmare Factory by Thomas Ligotti

The Nightmare Factory

by Thomas Ligotti

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A collection of horror stories, including The Consolation of Horror, an essay in which the writer reflects on what sort of reader enjoys horror stories and why. By the author of Songs of a Dead Dreamer.



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This book is a nice fat compilation of stories. Thomas Ligotti has a wonderful baroque and almost antique style, where sentences just *sound* good as you read them - he is an author for those of us who love words. He is definitely Lovecraftian, and like Lovecraft, his form of horror slowly creeps up on you over a number of stories and has you jumping at shadows. Truly an underacknowedged gem in the modern horror canon. ( )
  amandrake | Jan 4, 2009 |
Short stories, and some short-shorts. Many of them don't do much for me, but there are a few that are really, really disturbing. Some of the images haunt me to this day. "The Frolic" is terrifying, and could easily fit into a collection of best horror stories ever written. ( )
  exold | Feb 16, 2006 |
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Not to be confused with the graphic novel of the same name, which features Joe Harris' adaptation of four Ligotti stories.
This is the collection of short stories and not the graphic novel based on four of Ligotti's short stories.
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Omnibus of four short story collections: "Songs of a Dead Dreamer", "Grimscribe", "Noctuary", Teatro Grottesco and other tales".
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