>>7634747 Shining Books of Blood The Hellbound Heart Song of Kali Misery Pet Semetary Lovecraft Collected Works. Amityville Horror The Exorcist Child of God Broken Monsters is new Painted Bird The Stranger Beside Me The Girl Next Door (Ketchum) The Vampyre and other tales by Polidori Dracula Frankenstein etc
Its not horror, its more of a philosophical tract trumpeting the triumphs of nihilistic pessimism, and basically suggesting that we would be better off killing ourselves. Its non-fiction and an appeal from the author to you.
It was a amusing but I put it down, reading the whole thing doesnt mesh with my personality.
>>7634782 I like Ligotti, but sometimes I feel like he can get really tiring, especially when he injects his characters with his philosophical rantings.
OP, check some of these out: M.R. James - Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories Arthur Machen - The White People and Other Weird Stories Robert Aickman - Cold Hand in Mine (kind of a proto-Ligotti in a way) L.A. Lewis - Tales of the Grotesque If you're completely new to horror fiction, Lovecraft and Poe are also pretty essential.
>>7634808 >Seems like a kneejerk reactionary response to the horribly depressive nihilism Ligotti has. It wasn't knee-jerk I read the book with an open mind and quite enjoyed it, it's just the absolutely numbing nihilism eventually entered into absurdity for me. It's just so bizarre to follow those types of thoughts through that far that it started registering as comedy. I'm well aware that for him it's no laughing matter because I'm sure he actually feels that way. But you have to admit there's something sort of entertaining about the 'malignantly useless!' refrain.
>>7634747 House of Leaves Dan Simmons - The Terror Peter Clines - 14 Carlton Mellick III - Zombies and Shit The King in Yellow The Notebook, The Proof, and the Third Lie Ryu Murakami - In the Miso Soup Marisha Pessl - Night Film Dennis Lehane - Shutter Island David Wong - John Dies at the End Tom Piccirilli - A Choir of Ill Children Robert Mccammon Dathan Auerbach - Penpal
its weird a lot of writers pre-romantic period wrote in genres and studied in genres and during the romantic and everything after, genre fiction is now looked down upon as trash literature. Do you think there should be a resurgence in finding the literary value in genre fiction?
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