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Old 04-04-2013   #1
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Steve Rasnic Tem

I have nearly completed my marathon real-time review of Steve Rasnic Tem's ONION SONGS, wherein I mention, inter alia, TL's CATHR, Tem's 'Green Dog' syndrome, 'the old man process' that affects some of us from childhood etc.
One of the stories I describe as an 'orgasm of despair'...

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Presumably that's when the earth moves out of its orbit.
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Presumably that's when the earth moves out of its orbit.
And into the Green Dog constellation.

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UBO By Steve Rasnic Tem is definitely a novel that will interest readers of Ligotti and other Horror Literature.

My ongoing review of it -
UBO Steve Rasnic Tem | GESTALT REAL-TIME REVIEWS by Des Lewis - Dreamcatcher of Fiction

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UBO By Steve Rasnic Tem is definitely a novel that will interest readers of Ligotti and other Horror Literature.

My ongoing review of it -
UBO Steve Rasnic Tem | GESTALT REAL-TIME REVIEWS by Des Lewis - Dreamcatcher of Fiction
Now finished it and my perception of this novel is confirmed.

By the way, love Joel's entry on this thread above in 2013.

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Re: Steve Rasnic Tem

It's nice to see someone talking about Tem here. I have always found his work deeply disquieting and strange, and while perhaps of a slightly different bent to Ligotti philosophically speaking, his particular strain of carefully observed, hyper-personal absurdism with its tendencies toward circular nightmare-logic and intellectualised body horror resonate with me for similar reasons. I think the key difference here is how each approaches the world: Ligotti's characters tend to be lonely wanderers, wry observers and agents of change; conversely, as an adoptive father himself, Tem's characters tend to have more ties to the mundane world, or at least the status quo they feebly pretend is mundane. Thus, the manner in which the writhing beneath the surface of things is exposed is quite different.

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It's nice to see someone talking about Tem here. I have always found his work deeply disquieting and strange, and while perhaps of a slightly different bent to Ligotti philosophically speaking, his particular strain of carefully observed, hyper-personal absurdism with its tendencies toward circular nightmare-logic and intellectualised body horror resonate with me for similar reasons. I think the key difference here is how each approaches the world: Ligotti's characters tend to be lonely wanderers, wry observers and agents of change; conversely, as an adoptive father himself, Tem's characters tend to have more ties to the mundane world, or at least the status quo they feebly pretend is mundane. Thus, the manner in which the writhing beneath the surface of things is exposed is quite different.
Indeed, Silent One. And very pleased to see you here.
As it happens, I have just started a review of BLOOD KIN.
All my reviews of Rasnic Tem works are linked from here:
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/steve-rasnic-tem/
A seminal writer for all TLOers.

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