My Work Is Not Yet Done: Three Tales of Corporate Horror
When junior manager Frank Dominio is suddenly demoted and then sacked it seems there was more than a grain of truth to his persecution fantasies. But as he prepares to even the score with those responsible for his demise, he unwittingly finds an ally in a dark and malevolent force that grants him supernatural powers. Frank takes his revenge in the most ghastly ways imagina...more
MY WORK IS NOT YET DONE SUMMARIZED IN BORING OLD WORDS
4.0 stars. This is a bleak, bizarre and wonderfully original story that I thought I would have real trouble describing in a way that conveys the “unique feel” of the book. Then, as I was contemplating visual aids for my review, the images above popped into my head and I thought...That's pretty much it!!! Still, I will do my best to explain my weird picture equation.
1. Say Hello to Dilbert
Thomas Ligotti is as close as I come to a living literary hero. But now that I have learned we share a common loathing, I find him more sympathetic but less heroic than before. Yes, Thomas Ligotti and I both loathe meetings, and Ligotti's visceral loathing of meetings is evident on almost every page of this book.
In 2001, after 23 years, Ligotti retired from his position as an editor with The Gale Group (publisher of research volumes for schools and libaries, best known for InfoTrac.) Then, in 20 ...more
I need to read some more of his stuff before I can fully state if I even like this author...to me, that says something.
Nightmares, here I come.
Okay, I've had some time to think ...more
This is the third collection by ...more
The man is a universe ...more
Ligotti presents a starkly atheistic, cynical view of life and the universe. If asked whether the gl ...more
My more considered opinion on Thomas Ligotti's place in contemporary culture is to be found elsewhere - http://asithappens.tppr.info/journal/... - but this book adds to the canon.
The book is slim - really it is a n ...more
The main story and the namesake for the collection was my favorite of the three stories. The voice was strong and drawn, ...more
The Nightmare Network could easily be overlooked as the last and shortest story here, but that would be a disservice. My initial reaction is that this is the most dementedly brilliant thing I’ve read from Ligotti so far, or from anyone.
That visceral response will dull with time but for no ...more
The problem is a possibly good story gets weighed down by vague, obvious satire. Yeah, we're all corporate drones run by unseen malevolences--but I still get vacation days
In the f ...more
Our main character is Frank Dominio a loner employer in a mega corporation. He think that everyone is trying to screw his life and that doesn't help the obsessive–compulsive disorder he suffers from. He loaths and thinks that everyone is a swine. Mainly the seven people who work with him whom he dubs them the 7 dwarves give him silence when he proposes something at a meeti ...more
It's interesting to see what he can do with ...more
Here’s the thing. Thomas Ligotti is one of my favourite modern horror writers, but he does not work very hard to be liked by the average reader. His stories are the concentrated expression of a personal philosophy which goes beyond bleak. Most eloquently expressed in his book ‘The Conspiracy Against the Human Race’, it is something not often found in mainstream fiction for the simple reason that it isn’t the kind of thing most people want to read. Mo ...more
The rundown is as follows. This is arguably one of the nastiest things I've ever read, from one of the nastiest authors I've ever read. If you want a good, surreal Halloween read, you cannot go any better than Thomas Ligotti, whose works convey a certain pessimistic and existential dread. So the master of dread and dark pessimism doing a novella about a man pushed past the point of collapse who exacts some very creepy revenge on the people who wronged him ...more
I bought this book on a whim, after reading some of the reviews of Teatro Grottesco I decided to buy 'My work is not yet done' at the same time and I'm glad I did.
Frank Dominio is your average office worker he likes to keep himself to himself and largely attempts to go unnoticed by the majority of his co-workers, however when he puts forward a new idea for his company things start to go wrong when his colleagues and fellow managers start badgering him, setting him up a ...more
Ligotti tends to deal not in the visceral or body horror of your typical horror splatter film, but in a deeper and ultimately more disturbing philosophical or psychological horror. Indeed, in Ligotti's work, it is the world itself t ...more
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