(PDF NEW) [Grimscribe His Lives and Works] ↠ Thomas Ligotti


Grimscribe His Lives and Works

Grimscribe His Lives and Works Free read ë 100 Grimscribe His Lives and Works is Thomas Ligotti's second collection of short tales The voice of the damned The last feast of Harleuin The spectacles in the draw. After bathing in the dark imagination of American contemporary horror fiction writer Tomas Ligotti s first collection Songs of a Dead Dreamer I was keen to read his second book of thirteen macabre yarns entitled Grimscribe My experience did not disappoint in the tradition of Poe and Lovecraft absolutely first rate well crafted bizarre and ghoulish narratives told by first person narrators to make your hair stand on end and keep you up at night As by way of example I will focus on two eerie bone chillers the novella The Last Feast of Harleuin and a unforgettable short story The Spectacles in the DrawerTHE LAST FEAST OF HARLEUINOur narrator an anthropologist and college instructor explains that the phenomenon of clowns goes well beyond traditional notions of a red nose in a circus how clowns have performed many functions and roles in various cultures around the world Thus to not only further his own academic research but experience great self satisfaction he cherishes participating in festivals as a clown himself which he does at least once a year When he learns of a little publicized festival with clowns in the Midwestern town of Mirocaw his interest is piuedIn late summer the opportunity presents itself to make a side trip to Mirocaw and he takes it Right from the start things seem to be peculiarly out of sync the various parts of the town do not appear to fit together the steep roofs of the houses behind the town s main street due to the hilly terrain strike him as floating in air at odd angles Indeed he compares the entire town to an album of snapshots where the camera has been continually jostled that results in page after page of crooked photos Rolling down his car window to ask directions to the town hall from a shabbily dressed old man who looks vaguely familiar he is greeted by a distance imbecilic gaze And after finally arriving at the building and making inuiries about the festival he is handed a cheap copy of a flyer and learns the festival is December 19 21 and there are clowns of a sort If all this sounds creepy even sinister that s exactly what the narrator feels however he continues to explore this most unusual town and on finally taking his leave vows to return with his clown costume for the December festival At this point the narrator tells us how his former anthropology teacher one Dr Raymond Thoss wrote a paper entitled The Last Feast of Harleuin with references to Syrian Gnosticis who called themselves Saturnians He also tells us that he now knows why that shabby man on the street looked familiar he was none other than Raymond Thoss The thick plottensOnce back in Mirocaw things turn very weird very uickly He discovers among other disturbing facts this festival features two sets of clowns traditional clowns chosen from the townspeople that are to his astonishment picked on and pushed around as they walk the streets and a second group of clowns shabbily dressed gaunt with faces painted white and mouths wide in terror bringing to mind the famous painting by Edvard Munch Upon reflection he now understands he is witnessing two festivals a festival within a festival Returning to his hotel he makes the decision to dress up as one of those shabby gaunt wide mouthed clowns Events then take even weirder and much frightening twists Not a reading experience for the faintheartedTHE SPECTACLES IN THE DRAWERThe narrator receives uninvited visits to his run down residence from his disciple a man he considers a bit of a pest a man named Plomb a man who is fascinated with all his odd curiosities archaic objects and forbidden texts things Plomb regards as treasures of the occult But what the narrator really wants is Plomb out of his life We read The plan was simple to feed Plomb s hunger for mysterious sensations to the point of nausea and beyond The only thing to survive would be a gutful of shame and regret for a defunct passion To this end he takes clear glass wire rimmed spectacles out of a white case and places them on Plomb s face and tells him how among other extraordinary powers these fantastic lenses will make you one with the objects you see unimaginable diversity of form and motion and the most cryptic mysterious hidden phenomenon one could ever imagine Hoping he will never see Plomb again he gives him these glasses as a parting giftHowever as it turns out the narrator has much underestimated the power of suggestion and how when giving a suggestion to a subject with an overactive and lively imagination the suggestion can rebound back to the person who did the suggesting in the first place The narrator attempts to rid himself of recurrent nightmares of his former disciple but all his efforts are without success Thus I attempted to reason my way back to self possession But no measure of my former serenity was forthcoming On the contrary my days as well as my nights were now poisoned by an obsession with Plomb Why had I given him those spectacles More to the point why did I allow him to retain them One of the creepiest stories I ve ever read most fitting for this Thomas Ligotti collection To my mind a well developed sense of humor is the surest indication of a person s humanity no matter how black and bitter that humor may be American author Thomas Ligotti Born 1953

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Grimscribe His Lives and Works Free read ë 100 E of the dreamer The night School The glamour The voice of our name The library of Byzantium Miss Plarr The voice of our name the shadow at the bottom of the wor. Seldom in this life do I meet anything that I feel an immediate connection with Perhaps its that the suggestion to read this author came from one of my closest friends and one of the few people who get me in that profound way that few people do Perhaps it s the fact that I feel Ligotti is the first true heir to the throne left empty on the Ides of March 1937 The writing of Thomas Ligotti fits perfectly into my skewed view of this futile existence The stories collected in this book strike me as brief windows into another persons psyche One that reflects my own back to though filtered and blurred by the glass Like the films of David Lynch or the music of Neurosis or Wrest this writing seems to illuminate thoughts that would otherwise be kept inside of me I doubt that makes much sense to you

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Grimscribe His Lives and Works Free read ë 100 Er 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 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

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  • Grimscribe His Lives and Works
  • Thomas Ligotti
  • English
  • 08 December 2019
  • 9780515114713

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    review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ï Thomas Ligotti (PDF NEW) [Grimscribe His Lives and Works] ↠ Thomas Ligotti Thomas Ligotti Ï 0 Free download 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 powerf

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    Read & Download Grimscribe His Lives and Works Thomas Ligotti Ï 0 Free download review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ï Thomas Ligotti The Last Feast of HarleuinAn academic’s discovery of a subterranean worm cult gives Ligotti a chance to showcase his anti

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    (PDF NEW) [Grimscribe His Lives and Works] ↠ Thomas Ligotti Thomas Ligotti Ï 0 Free download Read & Download Grimscribe His Lives and Works 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

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    Read & Download Grimscribe His Lives and Works (PDF NEW) [Grimscribe His Lives and Works] ↠ Thomas Ligotti I think it's me not Ligotti Well maybe it's him too I'm not a great fan of endless narrative without dialogues cosmic horror although I've uite read and loved Lovecraft in my time But Lovecraft is Lovecraft and Ligotti is Ligotti but for some

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    (PDF NEW) [Grimscribe His Lives and Works] ↠ Thomas Ligotti This collection is really my first full exposure to Ligotti I certainly have read a story or two but never a full collectio

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    Read & Download Grimscribe His Lives and Works Thomas Ligotti Ï 0 Free download (PDF NEW) [Grimscribe His Lives and Works] ↠ Thomas Ligotti This book was brilliant from start to finish I never get scared while reading horror but this got me scared shitless So the atmosphere was thereWhen I pick up a horror book I have two criteria for the atmosphere to be dreadful so that I can actually feel frightened and to enjoy the narrationBoth were great hereI must change my rating and gi

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    (PDF NEW) [Grimscribe His Lives and Works] ↠ Thomas Ligotti Till now Teatro was my favorite collection and that still stands well kind ofI'm feeling obliged to give it a 5 star rating I'm not sure why on earth I rated Teatro a 4 Probably I've gone madWhen I first started this book my senses as a reader werer telling me that it's somewhat inferior to the previous collection Songs of a Dead

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    (PDF NEW) [Grimscribe His Lives and Works] ↠ Thomas Ligotti Seldom in this life do I meet anything that I feel an immediate connection with Perhaps its that the suggestion to read this author came from one of my closest friends and one of the few people who get me in that profound way that few people do Perhaps it's the fact that I feel Ligotti is the first true heir to the throne left empty on the

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    (PDF NEW) [Grimscribe His Lives and Works] ↠ Thomas Ligotti For me the standouts in this collection were The Last Feast of Harleuin and The Night School but I didn't find myself disappointed by any of the tales My understanding is that this is a reprint of a long out of pr

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