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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This collection of horror stories, many previously unpublished, includes "The Medusa," "Conversations in a Dead Language," and "Mad Night of Atonement."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

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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

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Thomas Ligotti's stories are more compressed here than in a few of his other collections: the longest story here being 40 pages, but often many of the stories are just a few. This compression gives ... Read full review

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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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