(New) [Grimscribe His Lives and Works] AUTHOR Thomas Ligotti

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  • Grimscribe His Lives and Works
  • Thomas Ligotti
  • English
  • 24 October 2020
  • 9780515114713

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I ve decided to re review this almost a year after reading it because I ve decided that Ligotti might just be one of the best authors of short stories that most people have never heard aboutThis isn t something that I say very often best In order to explain myself assuming that you haven t already started ignoring me I m going to need to compare Ligotti to some other writers We ll start with what Ligotti is not Stephen King Now most people know who Steven King is If you ve never read one of his books or seen one of the movies based off his books you re probably taking a break from reading this review to whip the butler who incorrectly sorted your ascot collection He King not the butler along with people like Peter Straub Dean Koontz and others produce endless reams of horror pulp for their audiences Most of the time this plays off something scary and involves a bunch of people somewhere on the east coast getting killed by and then killing some monster of some sort Maybe it s a clown maybe it s a rabid dog maybe its aliens who cares The main thing for my point is that mass market paperback horror of this sort is viewed as a genre of pulp that has little or no value other than a distraction on winter nightsNext we ll move on to those that Ligotti is similar to There exist in pulp genres people who do something spectacular They write things that fulfill the primary reuirement for higher fiction novelistic fiction if you will This is to say that they write things that are concerned with existential uestions Now I have to use the term existential carefully here before everyone rolls their eyes and waits for me to start talking about how great Sartre s underpants were What I mean is that great literature often asks uestions relating to human existence In this light Moby Dick is not the story of a whale but of human obsession Anna Karenina is not about absurd bourgeoisie horse races or French Midgets but about a woman who s lost her virtue Crime and Punishmentwell that s still about Crime and Punishment but it s also exploring the post Napoleon ideas about laws and morals losing their grip on individuals after they transgress their way to Supermen With all this in mind Ligotti reminds me of Philip K Dick Philip K Dick PKD you may know or not know you may like or not like I will make this point though PKD turns a pulp genre Sci Fi into high literature This I would argue is why we ve seen so many movies made out of his stories because even though they were written in a pulpy genre they deal with now timeless themes of humanityLooking at PKD s work I think he covers uestions and deals with issues of human existence faster and interestingly than any other author I ve ever readSome examples Minority Report Will technology advance to the point where we can curb violent elements in human life before they are actualized How can such a power be used as a tool be used for political controlDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Will we advance our creations to the point where the border between us and them become blurry and we can no longer or just barely distinguish between human and human proxyFlow My Tears The Policeman Said How much of an effect does an individual have on the world Is it possible that the power that people use to change the world can be altered using drugs Will we create drugs powerful enough to completely replace our reality What is reality if not something we experience on a moment to moment basisWe ll Remember it For You Wholesale What is memory Will technology advance to the point where memory can be altered Replaced Used to alter and control large parts of the populace What is reality if not something we rememberMaybe at this point you get the idea I ll still add this PKD produced short fiction with serious uestions with wide variety of themes at a rate that dwarfs any other writer I can think of Even the worst of his writing at least that I ve read contains inspiring content than anything Stephen King has written Anyway almost a page later it s time for me to get back to the point With all of the above in mind the reason that I think that Ligotti is the best writer of short horror is this his work is similar to PKD s work with Sci Fi He takes the themes of horror sometimes with just the indefinable feeling of something terribly wrong ala Lovecraft and uses them to make punchy short stories that have meat than bestselling novels Adding to this he often writes unforgettably lines which reek of poetic skill something PKD wasn t capable of He wasn t as consistent or as productive as others but he s well worth a read In a genre where people often only aim to give people a little thrill Ligotti s work might be better compared to someone like Borges than his contemporaries Flight of the Clockwork Angels flowers of the abyss Nethescurial The voice of the demon The dreaming in Nortown The mystics of Muelenburg In the shadow of another world The cocoons The voic. I ve decided to re review this almost a year after reading it because I ve decided that Ligotti might just be one of the best authors of short stories that most people have never heard aboutThis isn t something that I say very often best In order to explain myself assuming that you haven t already started ignoring me I m going to need to compare Ligotti to some other writers We ll start with what Ligotti is not Stephen King Now most people know who Steven King is If you ve never read one of his books or seen one of the movies based off his books you re probably taking a break Take from reading this review to whip the butler who incorrectly sorted your ascot collection He King not the butler along with people like Peter Straub Dean Koontz and others produce endless reams of horror pulp La figlia del podestà for their audiences Most of the time this plays off something scary and involves a bunch of people somewhere on the east coast getting killed by and then killing some monster of some sort Maybe it s a clown maybe it s a rabid dog maybe its aliens who cares The main thing Persuasion The Litigator's Art for my point is that mass market paperback horror of this sort is viewed as a genre of pulp that has little or no value other than a distraction on winter nightsNext we ll move on to those that Ligotti is similar to There exist in pulp genres people who do something spectacular They write things that L'aventure ambiguë fulfill the primary reuirement The Mangle of Practice Time Agency and Science for higher Love and Friendship fiction novelistic the History of Modern Japan fiction if you will This is to say that they write things that are concerned with existential uestions Now I have to use the term existential carefully here before everyone rolls their eyes and waits Laltipiano delle meraviglie for me to start talking about how great Sartre s underpants were What I mean is that great literature often asks uestions relating to human existence In this light Moby Dick is not the story of a whale but of human obsession Anna Karenina is not about absurd bourgeoisie horse races or French Midgets but about a woman who s lost her virtue Crime and Punishmentwell that s still about Crime and Punishment but it s also exploring the post Napoleon ideas about laws and morals losing their grip on individuals after they transgress their way to Supermen With all this in mind Ligotti reminds me of Philip K Dick Philip K Dick PKD you may know or not know you may like or not like I will make this point though PKD turns a pulp genre Sci Fi into high literature This I would argue is why we ve seen so many movies made out of his stories because even though they were written in a pulpy genre they deal with now timeless themes of humanityLooking at PKD s work I think he covers uestions and deals with issues of human existence Alan Ford Tutto per uno uno per tutti faster and interestingly than any other author I ve ever readSome examples Minority Report Will technology advance to the point where we can curb violent elements in human life before they are actualized How can such a power be used as a tool be used Red Poppies A Novel of Tibet for political controlDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Will we advance our creations to the point where the border between us and them become blurry and we can no longer or just barely distinguish between human and human proxyFlow My Tears The Policeman Said How much of an effect does an individual have on the world Is it possible that the power that people use to change the world can be altered using drugs Will we create drugs powerful enough to completely replace our reality What is reality if not something we experience on a moment to moment basisWe ll Remember it For You Wholesale What is memory Will technology advance to the point where memory can be altered Replaced Used to alter and control large parts of the populace What is reality if not something we rememberMaybe at this point you get the idea I ll still add this PKD produced short Madame Bovary fiction with serious uestions with wide variety of themes at a rate that dwarfs any other writer I can think of Even the worst of his writing at least that I ve read contains inspiring content than anything Stephen King has written Anyway almost a page later it s time Boom Chicka Boom for me to get back to the point With all of the above in mind the reason that I think that Ligotti is the best writer of short horror is this his work is similar to PKD s work with Sci Fi He takes the themes of horror sometimes with just the indefinable Un Perrito Problematico feeling of something terribly wrong ala Lovecraft and uses them to make punchy short stories that have meat than bestselling novels Adding to this he often writes unforgettably lines which reek of poetic skill something PKD wasn t capable of He wasn t as consistent or as productive as others but he s well worth a read In a genre where people often only aim to give people a little thrill Ligotti s work might be better compared to someone like Borges than his contemporaries

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Ligotti s second collection of short tales is a considerable advance on his first I won t deny that Songs for a Dead Dreamer contains a number of effective stories but the collection as a whole is uneven and many of its most powerful effects occur in stories that are not in themselves successful This is due primarily to an immaturity of style Ligotti was not yet capable of fashioning a world that could contain his most characteristic phantasms and many of his personal horrors appear to be outcasts within his own creations just as likely to shatter a story s unity as to complete itBy the time of Grimscribe however Ligotti has perfected his style He combines evocative detail with disturbing abstraction odd lacunae with abrupt transition making us doubt the narrator at the very moment his voice thoroughly enmeshes us in Ligotti s worldOne of the rewarding aspects of these stories is that although they are clear tributes to the acknowledged masters of the horror genre they are also distinctly original in the artfulness of their narratives and the bleakness of their terrorFor example let s take the four stories contained in the first of the collection s five divisions The Voice of the Dreamer The Last Feast of Harleuin dedicated to Lovecraft not only features a distinctly Lovecraftian narrator obsessed with clowns and suffering from an intense case of Seasonal Affective Disorder but concludes with a subterranean climax of true cosmic horror Its village carnival evokes Blackwood s Ancient Sorceries and the narrator s pursuit of someone through the streets echos Poe s The Man of the Crowd Yet the hopelessness of the conclusion the sense of preordained damnation is distinctively Ligotti The Spectacles in the Drawer is a comic Poe tale that suddenly turns arbitrarily vicious The Flowers of the Abyss is a dark Hawthorne romance that does not stop at individual spiritual corruption but hints at a rankness at the very foundation of the the world and Nethescurial is a Cthulhu island fantasy that does not end with creatures of cosmic horror but pushes on until it suggests an even terrifying menace an essential vileness flooding forth from the interstices of our worldOf course some stories here are better than others My favorites are The Last Feast of Harleuin Nethescurial In the Shadow of Another World The Cocoons The Night School and The Shadow at the Bottom of the World But each story here and even powerfully the collection as a whole although it begins in the familiar conventions of psychological horror or cosmic terror pushes those convention to their limits until the narratives become deeply unsettling filling us with profound metaphysical unease a suspicion of the very nature of being a distrust of existence itselfLigotti terrifies us because he makes us fear we are next to nothing nothing but puppets contrived of vagrant atoms whirling in a malevolent void 7 Intimate Secrets feast of Harleuin The spectacles in the draw. Ligotti s second collection of short tales is a considerable advance on his Happy Days Are Here Again The 1932 Democratic Convention the Emergence of FDR and How America Was Changed Forever first I won t deny that Songs Red's Hot Honky Tonk Bar for a Dead Dreamer contains a number of effective stories but the collection as a whole is uneven and many of its most powerful effects occur in stories that are not in themselves successful This is due primarily to an immaturity of style Ligotti was not yet capable of Lunatic fashioning a world that could contain his most characteristic phantasms and many of his personal horrors appear to be outcasts within his own creations just as likely to shatter a story s unity as to complete itBy the time of Grimscribe however Ligotti has perfected his style He combines evocative detail with disturbing abstraction odd lacunae with abrupt transition making us doubt the narrator at the very moment his voice thoroughly enmeshes us in Ligotti s worldOne of the rewarding aspects of these stories is that although they are clear tributes to the acknowledged masters of the horror genre they are also distinctly original in the artfulness of their narratives and the bleakness of their terrorFor example let s take the Grande Enciclopedia della Fantascienzan 2 four stories contained in the Launching Missional Communities first of the collection s Red Sky in Mourning features a distinctly Lovecraftian narrator obsessed with clowns and suffering Maine from an intense case of Seasonal Affective Disorder but concludes with a subterranean climax of true cosmic horror Its village carnival evokes Blackwood s Ancient Sorceries and the narrator s pursuit of someone through the streets echos Poe s The Man of the Crowd Yet the hopelessness of the conclusion the sense of preordained damnation is distinctively Ligotti The Spectacles in the Drawer is a comic Poe tale that suddenly turns arbitrarily vicious The Flowers of the Abyss is a dark Hawthorne romance that does not stop at individual spiritual corruption but hints at a rankness at the very Che cos'è un dispositivo? foundation of the the world and Nethescurial is a Cthulhu island Paranoia fantasy that does not end with creatures of cosmic horror but pushes on until it suggests an even terrifying menace an essential vileness His Reluctant Lover The Alfieri Saga #3 flooding Horror Noire Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present forth Buried Alive from the interstices of our worldOf course some stories here are better than others My Bondi Beach Boys Boys of Summer #1 favorites are The Last Feast of Harleuin Nethescurial In the Shadow of Another World The Cocoons The Night School and The Shadow at the Bottom of the World But each story here and even powerfully the collection as a whole although it begins in the Le Cabinet des Antiues familiar conventions of psychological horror or cosmic terror pushes those convention to their limits until the narratives become deeply unsettling The Trouble With Jared filling us with profound metaphysical unease a suspicion of the very nature of being a distrust of existence itselfLigotti terrifies us because he makes us 10 Button Book fear we are next to nothing nothing but puppets contrived of vagrant atoms whirling in a malevolent void