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“The children always followed him
When they saw him hopping by
A funny walk, a funny man
A funny funny funny man -
He made them laugh sometimes

He made them laugh, oh yes he did
He did, he did, he did, he did
Oh, how he made them roll

One day he took them to a place
He knew - a special place -
And told them things about this world
This funny funny funny world
Which made them laugh, sometimes

He made them laugh, oh yes he did
He did, he did, he did, he did
Oh, how he made them roll

Then the funny little man
Who made them laugh - sometimes he did -
Revealed to them his special plan
His very special funny plan
Knowing they would understand
And maybe laugh sometimes

He made them laugh, oh yes he did
He did, he did, he did, he did -
Their eyes grew wide beneath their lids
And how he made them roll”
Thomas Ligotti - “I Have a Special Plan for This World”

LA Review of Books article on Lovecraft and Ligotti
Jan 27, 2016 - 10:45 AM - by Dr. Locrian
Loving the Alien: Thomas Ligotti and the Psychology of Cosmic Horror

Some notable quotes from this remarkable article:

"THE REPUBLICATION by Penguin Classics of Thomas Ligotti’s first two story collections marks the next stage of the ascendance of cosmic horror to the commanding heights of our literary culture."

"While the focus in Lovecraft is always on the alien reality below the appearances, Ligotti is fascinated by the simple capacity of changing appearances to suggest a different reality. He pursues the inhumanist psychology of the process in which appearances come loose from their anchor in the human world."

"Ligotti’s grasp of canonical modernism’s resources for cosmic horror helps explain the fact that his prose is the sharpest and most richly imaged of any in the genre."

"Lovecraft says: There are people who like this kind of thing. Ligotti says: And you are one of them. You who love cosmic horror are one of them, one of us."
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Thomas Ligotti Online - Eighteenth Anniversary
Feb 08, 2016 - 10:41 PM - by Dr. Locrian
On February 4th, 1998, TLO was born.

Happy Belated Birthday, Thomas Ligotti Online! Like a doddering, absent-minded father, I had mistakenly thought it was today--not last Thursday.

A heartfelt thank you to Brian Poe (aka Dr. Bantham) for his wonderful design, hosting and administrative prowess and to all the members of TLO past and present for making this an online community that continues to stand the test of time.

Finally, thanks to Thomas Ligotti himself as always. So pleased the literary world is recognizing the singular brilliance of the man and his work.

Here's to eighteen more years of TLO!
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Jan 27, 2016 - 11:31 AM - by Dr. Locrian
An excellent Italian Ligotti interview translated into English:

Click here
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