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Carroll & Graf, Incorporated, 1994 - Fiction - 194 pages
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This collection of horror stories, many previously unpublished, includes "The Medusa," "Conversations in a Dead Language," and "Mad Night of Atonement." By the author of Grimscribe.

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Review: Noctuary

User Review  - Leah Bayer - Goodreads

I love Thomas Ligotti but I don't think this collection really showcases his work well. Mostly because the last third of the book is made up of incredibly short stories–microstories, really–and they ... Read full review

Review: Noctuary

User Review  - Andy - Goodreads

If I could only tell someone one Ligotti quote, this might be it: "... 'There is no nature to things you wrote in the book. 'There are no faces except masks held tight against the pitching chaos ... Read full review

About the author (1994)

Thomas Ligotti's first collection of stories, Songs of a Dead Dreamer, was published in 1986. Other collections include Grimscribe (1991) and Noctuary (1994). Ligotti is the recipient of several awards, including the Horror Writers' Association Bram Stoker award for his omnibus collection The Nightmare Factory (1996) and short novel My Work Is Not Yet Done (2002). A short film of Ligotti's story The Frolic was completed in 2006 and is scheduled for DVD release. For more information visit:

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