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message 1: by Karl (new)

Karl Jodi wrote: "Born to Fear:
http://subterraneanpress.com/store/pr...

The Spectral Link:
http://subterraneanpress.com/store/pr..."


Sub Press is currently offering a 50% off sale. Don't miss out.


message 2: by Karl (new)

Karl So its a good time to get them while the gittin is good.

It appears it is only a two day sale. Which ends today.


message 3: by Karl (last edited Mar 04, 2014 12:27PM) (new)

Karl It took me about four trys to get the order through. There is a note that sais they are experiencing problems, hopefully it's cause is high demand. To end on a high note, mine finally went through.


message 4: by Karl (new)

Karl Congratulations, persistence wins out


message 5: by Karl (new)

Karl It's good you bought stuff from Cemetery Dance - the don't produce many things I am interested in.. except for Ray Garton, and you usually have to buy a lot of things you don't want to get the Garton's as an incentive to buy that other stuff. Ya, those cagey publishers, they want our retirement money, and they keep tempting us.


message 6: by Karl (new)

Karl As some one said, 'So many books and so little time' i guess the secret is choosing the "right" book and the dichotomy becomes should you read the books you want to read or read the books you are supposed to read? but what the heck, it will leave a nice inheritance for our kids. (hopefully they will want the books and not donate them to Goodwill - for the book scouts to find.


message 7: by Karl (new)

Karl By should read, I mean the stuff that my wife or kids want me to read, or the books i bought with good intentions over the years and are still sitting there waiting to be enjoyed. for example I went to Canada twenty or thirty years ago for a Shakespeare festival,on the way there was this garage sale we stopped at and I bought about a dozen British hardcover Gerald Kersh books for about two bucks apice from this guy's pile of books and never read them. And want to read, are all those books I bought in the last couple of weeks.


message 8: by Scott (new)

Scott I always feel bad if I don't read books I've been gifted.


message 9: by Karl (new)

Karl Is every one familiar with the web site dedicated to Ligotti ?

http://www.ligotti.net/showthread.php...


message 10: by Karl (new)

Karl And this wall street journal article linking Ligotti to the HBO tv show True Detective.

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/0...


message 11: by Paul (new)

Paul Roberts The Lovecraft eZine featured a talk on Ligotti's work last night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtvECu...


message 12: by Gregor (new)

Gregor Xane (gregorxane) | 22 comments Paul wrote: "The Lovecraft eZine featured a talk on Ligotti's work last night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtvECu..."

Thanks. I'll be checking this out.


message 13: by Karl (new)

Karl On The Subterranean Press web site:

To celebrate the release of The Spectral Link (hardcover, ebook), Thomas Ligotti's first new fiction in over 10 years, our Ligotti ebooks, Songs of a Dead Dreamer, Noctuary, and Grimscribe, will be on sale at $2.99 for one week, beginning July 1. These ebooks contain the definitive edition texts as published by SubPress over the last few years.


message 14: by Char (last edited Aug 21, 2014 11:01AM) (new)

Char $6.00 for 50 pages. I don't think so.

After reading Teatro Grottesco, all I can say is, yes, it was beautifully written. Other than that, someone should have paid ME to read it. (I know that's probably not a popular view, but hey, I was never one for bandwagons, even a small bandwagon like Ligotti's.)


message 15: by Canavan (new)

Canavan | 0 comments Randolph wrote:

I see The Agonizing Resurrection of Victor Frankenstein is out for Kindle. This sucker has been hard and pricey to find, even when in print. It sold out like the wind too.

Thanks for the news, Randolph.


message 16: by Char (last edited Aug 25, 2014 07:01AM) (new)

Char Randolph wrote: "To each his/her own. Read on Charlene..."

And I thank you, sir! As we both know, in some groups here at Goodreads, one is not allowed to express their dislike for anything everyone else in the group terms "literary".


message 17: by Ronald (new)

Ronald (rpdwyer) | 557 comments Penguin Classic plans to republish, later this year, _Songs of a Dead Dreamer_ and _Grimscribe_. With an Introduction by Jeff VanderMeer.

http://www.amazon.com/Songs-Dreamer-G...

Wonderful times. Wonderful times.


message 18: by Scott (new)

Scott Excellent!


message 19: by Ronald (new)

Ronald (rpdwyer) | 557 comments I say its the acceptance of some horror/weird fiction as Literature.

We are in a new Golden Age of weird fiction.


message 20: by Canavan (new)

Canavan | 0 comments Randolph said:

Finally Ligotti in affordable editions which he deserves and I'm sure will sell well. Household word?

I seem to be playing the role of naysayer lately. While I’m more than happy to see the re-publication of anything written by Ligotti, and I think he’s an important and excellent writer, there is no way Ligotti ever breaks into the mainstream of public consciousness in the same way that King or Lovecraft have; even compared to second- or third-tier writers such as Matheson, Bloch, and Campbell — and by tier, I’m referring to public awareness, not writing talent — Ligotti is going to remain a niche writer. I’ll be happy if future events prove me wrong.


message 21: by Ronald (new)

Ronald (rpdwyer) | 557 comments The Penguin Classics edition of _Songs of Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe_ is now available!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 22: by Latasha (new)

Latasha (latasha513) I've actually never read him but he is on my to read list.


message 23: by Karl (new)

Karl Latasha wrote: "I've actually never read him but he is on my to read list."

Now you have a reason to grow your To Be Read list.


message 24: by Latasha (new)

Latasha (latasha513) Exactly.


message 26: by Kat (new)

Kat When I read Ligotti's works, I feel physically ill and mentally drained at times. Does he have this effect on any of you?


message 27: by Michael (new)

Michael | 6 comments Kat--I feel exactly the same way. There's something deeply unsettling about his work that makes me unable to read more than, say, one story at a time, and then I have to take a long break. That's never happened to me with any other writer. A testament to his work's power, perhaps?


message 28: by Kat (new)

Kat Michael wrote: "Kat--I feel exactly the same way. There's something deeply unsettling about his work that makes me unable to read more than, say, one story at a time, and then I have to take a long break. That's n..."

He really messes with our heads basically lol.


message 29: by Michael (new)

Michael | 6 comments Yes, Kat, he really does. I don't know exactly how, but he does.


message 30: by Kat (new)

Kat Randolph wrote: "Ligotti is one of the most disturbing writers. I recommend hiding the razor blades when reading him."

Great advice!


message 31: by Ronald (new)

Ronald (rpdwyer) | 557 comments A recent article about Ligotti's unproduced script for the TV show The X Files:
http://www.dazeddigital.com/film-tv/a...

Goodreads shelf for the story here:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 32: by Kat (new)

Kat Ronald wrote: "A recent article about Ligotti's unproduced script for the TV show The X Files:
http://www.dazeddigital.com/film-tv/a...

Goodreads shelf for the ..."


Thanks! 😀


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