The Nightmare Factory
by Joe Harris & Stuart Moore
(based on stories by Tomas Ligotti)
Edited by R. Eric Lieb
Cover Artist: Ashley Wood
Review by Gayle Surrette
Harper Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061243530
Date: 01 September 2007 List Price $17.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
All the tales are based on the original stories of Thomas Ligotti who also does the introduction for each one. The volume is aptly named The Nightmare Factory since each tales is a creepy blend of words, art, tone, and unconscious poking that gives you that chill down the spine and goosebumps over the skin. You may not have nightmares but you probably will have some strange hybrid dreams of lost dreams, lost opportunities, and lost souls. From official release/information:
Amazon.com: Thomas Ligotti, in his own words, writes of "a world that both surpasses and menaces this one." He is the contemporary master of the "weird tale," and yet his style is so intellectually intriguing, he has as much in common with Borges and Kafka as with Lovecraft and Machen. If you haven't discovered Ligotti yet, this edition is a great opportunity to do so: it collects all 39 stories from previous collections, plus 6 new ones--also, a forward by Poppy Z. Brite, and an introduction by Ligotti on "What are the consolations of horror?"
For more on Ligotti, see reviews of Songs of a Dead Dreamer, Grimscribe: His Life and Works, and Noctuary.