The terrifying world of acclaimed horror writer Thomas Ligotti brought frighteningly to life by a collection of today's most talented writers and illustrators.
In the tradition of horror masters Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, Thomas Ligotti crafts dark, disturbing tales of horror and suspense. The New York Times coined the phrase "philosophical horror" specifically to describe his groundbreaking work.
In this book, three of Ligotti's most terrifying stories are adapted by three distinct writer/artist teams. In "The Last Feast of the Harlequin," writer Stuart Moore and artist Colleen Doran tell of an anthropologist's journey into a surreal winter carnival, where he witnesses an ancient rite of human sacrifice to grotesque worm-like creatures. Ben Templesmith's art accompanies Stuart Moore's adaptation of "Dream of a Mannequin,"-the story of a patient and psychiatrist bound together in a horrific dream. And in the final story, writer Joe Harris and artist Michael Gaydos team up to adapt a strange urban legend that robs artists of their desire to create art when they're confronted with horrible revelations. Each story is more terrifying than the next, and the talent assembled here brings a new dimension to a legendary horror writer's most chilling work.
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'Connoisseurs of literary skill who are willing to be frightened will find the book a feast.'
Something of a cult figure, Thomas Ligotti is comparatively little known, but has been bestowed high praise as one of the most effective and unique horror writers of recent decades. Often compared to writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka and H.P. Lovecraft, no less than the Washington Post called Ligotti, 'the best kept secret in contemporary horror fiction'.
Ligotti began his publishing career in the early 1980s.
For twenty-three years Ligotti worked as an Associate Editor at Gale Research. In the summer of 2001, Ligotti quit his job at the Gale Group and moved to south Florida. Nevertheless there are still some who question his actual existence and – in a fittingly Ligottian notion – claim these biographical details are part of an extended literary conspiracy.
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