by Thomas Ligotti
Virgin Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780753513743
Date: 10 July 2008 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Praise seems to stick to Thomas Ligotti like duct tape - the plaudits and tributes on the opening page of his Teatro Grottesco, published in the UK for the first time by Virgin's new horror imprint make for seriously impressive reading (Ramsey Campbell suggests that Ligotti is an absolute master of supernatural horror and weird fiction) - the stories that follow are equally compelling.
"The stories collected in Teatro Grottesco feature tormented individuals who play out their doom in various odd little towns for which Ligotti is noted as well as in dark sectors frequented by sinister and often blackly comical eccentrics. The cycle of narratives that includes the title work of this collection, for instance, introduces readers to a freakish community of artists who encounter demonic perils that ultimately engulf their lives."