Picture of author.
77+ Works 5,112 Membros 97 Críticas 69 Favorited

About the Author

Image credit: Thomas Ligotti

Séries

Obras por Thomas Ligotti

Teatro Grottesco (2006) 715 exemplares
My Work is Not Yet Done (2002) 395 exemplares
Noctuary (1994) 360 exemplares
Songs Of A Dead Dreamer (1986) 351 exemplares
Grimscribe: His Lives and Works (1991) 339 exemplares
The Nightmare Factory (1996) 289 exemplares
The Nightmare Factory (2007) 180 exemplares
The Spectral Link (2014) 114 exemplares
Death Poems (2004) 81 exemplares
The Nightmare Factory, Vol. 2 (2008) 65 exemplares
Crampton (2002) 33 exemplares
Sideshow and Other Stories (2003) 25 exemplares
Pictures of Apocalypse (2023) 14 exemplares
Paradoxes from Hell 9 exemplares
THIS DEGENERATE LITTLE TOWN (2001) 4 exemplares
The Bungalow House 3 exemplares
The Town Manager 2 exemplares
The Frolic 2 exemplares
Gas Station Carnivals 2 exemplares
Nedovršeni posao 1 exemplar
Metaphysica Morum 1 exemplar
The Cocoons 1 exemplar
Miss Plarr 1 exemplar
Purity 1 exemplar
Lo scriba macabro (2015) 1 exemplar
Les Fleurs 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 811 exemplares
999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense (1999) — Contribuidor, algumas edições611 exemplares
Prime Evil: New Stories by the Masters of Modern Horror (1988) — Contribuidor — 596 exemplares
The New Weird (2008) — Contribuidor — 518 exemplares
Cthulhu 2000 (1995) — Contribuidor — 463 exemplares
Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (2008) — Contribuidor — 454 exemplares
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contribuidor — 453 exemplares
American Supernatural Tales (2007) — Contribuidor — 438 exemplares
Lovecraft's Monsters (2014) — Contribuidor — 345 exemplares
The Book of Cthulhu (2011) — Contribuidor — 296 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection (1997) — Contribuidor — 286 exemplares
October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween (2000) — Contribuidor — 259 exemplares
A Whisper of Blood (1991) — Contribuidor — 256 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection (2004) — Contribuidor — 233 exemplares
Shudder Again: 22 Tales of Sex and Horror (1993) — Contribuidor — 231 exemplares
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 217 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
The New Lovecraft Circle (1996) — Contribuidor — 185 exemplares
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 182 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 2 (2002) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourth Annual Collection (1991) — Contribuidor — 155 exemplares
Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror (2010) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
The Azathoth Cycle (1995) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Monsters (2007) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
A Mountain Walked (2014) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Dracula (1997) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
A Taste for Blood (1992) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 (2002) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
Foundations of Fear (1992) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
The Thomas Ligotti Reader (2003) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Best New Horror (1989) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
Song of Cthulhu (2001) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Best New Horror 2 (1991) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Best New Horror 3 (1992) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Halloween (2011) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 12 (2001) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 07 (1996) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 09 (1998) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Best Horror from Fantasy Tales (1988) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Best New Horror 4 (1993) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 08 (1997) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Fine Frights (Anthology) (1988) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Heroic Visions II (1986) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...Nightmare: 30 Terrifying Tales (1993) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Tales by Moonlight II (1988) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners (2012) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Darkside : horror for the next millennium (1624) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
The Moons at Your Door (2016) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
The Book of Jade (1998) — Posfácio, algumas edições41 exemplares
Taverns of the Dead (2005) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
In Heaven, Everything Is Fine: Fiction Inspired by David Lynch (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development 4 (2008) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Red Brain: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (2017) — Autor, algumas edições29 exemplares
In the Footsteps of Dracula: Tales of the Un-Dead Count (2017) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Dedalus Book of Femmes Fatales (1992) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Mighty in Sorrow: A Tribute to David Tibet & Current 93 (2014) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Nursery Crimes (1993) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Vastarien, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (Volume 1) (2018) — Prefácio, algumas edições21 exemplares
The Giant Book of Terror (1994) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Outoja tarinoita 6 (1955) 19 exemplares
The Giant Book of Fantasy Tales (1996) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Exotic Gothic: Forbidden Tales from Our Gothic World (2007) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Weird Tales Volume 60 Number 1, September-October 2003 (2003) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
All the devils are here (1986) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Best of the Rest 3 (2002) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Po Drugiej Stronie (2013) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Dziwne Opowieści - Antologia Weird Fiction — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Sny Umarłych - Polski Rocznik Weird Fiction 2018 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Fear #16 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Ligotti, Thomas
Nome legal
Ligotti, Thomas
Data de nascimento
1953-07-09
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Locais de residência
Detroit, Michigan, USA
South Florida, USA
Educação
Macomb County Community College
Wayne State University
Ocupações
horror writer
editor
Organizações
Gale Research

Membros

Discussions

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)

Críticas

(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.
… (mais)
 
Assinalado
hdeanfreemanjr | 10 outras críticas | 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.
 
Assinalado
ethorwitz | 11 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Ligotti's prose poetry lacks the force of his fiction.
 
Assinalado
veganjvstin | Dec 24, 2023 |
Master of modern cosmic horror. Poetry is so so.
 
Assinalado
veganjvstin | Nov 23, 2023 |

Listas

Prémios

You May Also Like

Associated Authors

Estatísticas

Obras
77
Also by
80
Membros
5,112
Popularidade
#4,892
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
97
ISBN
92
Línguas
9
Marcado como favorito
69

Tabelas & Gráficos