Nightmare Factory, Volume 2: Based on the Stories of Thomas Ligottiby Thomas Ligotti, Joe Harris, Stuart Moore
The mind-bending universe of horror master Thomas Ligotti awaits in another graphic adaptation of his haunting work. Enter a sphere where bizarre gas station carnivals serve as the first stop on the road to oblivion, a malevolent puppet steals people's identities, a deranged chemist engages in horrific experiments, and nameless beings skulk about in a stone tower,
The mind-bending universe of horror master Thomas Ligotti awaits in another graphic adaptation of his haunting work. Enter a sphere where bizarre gas station carnivals serve as the first stop on the road to oblivion, a malevolent puppet steals people's identities, a deranged chemist engages in horrific experiments, and nameless beings skulk about in a stone tower, waiting to envelop the unsuspecting into the nebulous reaches of unreality.
Ligotti's world is a thoroughly modern one where both identity and reality are fleeting, and nothing is truly as it appears to be.
Four more of Ligotti's arresting tales are adapted into fine graphic literature by famed creators Stuart Moore, Joe Harris, Vasilis Lolos (The Last Call), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin), Toby Cypress (Killing Girl), and Nick Stakal (Criminal Macabre: My Demon Baby), featuring all-new introductions to each story by Thomas Ligotti.
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Harris and Moore, along with a variety of artists, offer graphic adaptations of four of Ligotti's short stories. Harris's "The Gas Station Carnivals" is an evocative tale about a man looking for validation of childhood visits to bizarre carnivals, where he first encountered a nightmarish man whose hidden face could be his undoing. But does this man really exist or is he a result of "hideous magic"? In "The Clown," also by Harris, the storyteller is haunted by "nonsense" that fills his head. Most terrifying is a lifeless marionette that appears before him with "dead eyes" and a "perverse expression," and is "deemed to be capable of anything." In Moore's "The Chymist," a mad scientist performs sinister experiments on live human subjects, while a man in "The Sect of the Idiot" has visions of hooded beings not of this world, followed by a horrifying realization that they are not just dreams. Ligotti has been described as a master of contemporary horror, and the tales in this volume live up to expectation-sophisticated, horrific, and unpredictable. The artists' full-color illustrations bring a different style and flavor to the book, and none disappoint. A new introduction by Ligotti prefaces each tale.-Lara McAllister, Halifax Public Libraries, Nova Scotia
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