Thomas Ligotti

(July 9, 1953 — )

Thomas Ligotti is an American horror writer. Primarily preferring to create short story narratives, Ligotti’s works began as stories in various American magazines. They are now collected.

Ligotti’s work is considered by most to be philosophical horror rooted in weird fiction. His world-view is very pessimistic and nihilistic. He is one of only ten living people to be published in the Penguin Classics line.

Thomas Ligotti is a book author.

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Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe


Something to note about Ligotti: You have to expect to think. Sometimes, when I’m in the mood for a horror story, I’ll pick up a collection and know that I’m reading a good yarn that is just and only that. But Ligotti interweaves an existential dread into his stories and concepts that keep you thinking long after the story ends. This is a review of Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe.