Thomas Ligotti

The Conspiracy against the Human Race: A Contrivance of Horror

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The Conspiracy against the Human Race is renowned horror writer Thomas Ligotti’s first work of nonfiction. Through impressively wide-ranging discussions of and reflections on literary and philosophical works of a pessimistic bent, he shows that the greatest horrors are not the products of our imagination. The worst and most plentiful horrors are instead to be found in reality. Mr. Ligotti’s calm, but often bloodcurdling turns of phrase, evoke the dreadfulness of the human condition. Those who cannot bear the truth will pretend this is another work of fiction, but in doing so they perpetuate the conspiracy of the book’s title. 2010 Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction.
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    Nurlan Süleymanovshared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading
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    Darkest book ever.

Quotes

    Samir Đokovićhas quoted4 months ago
    Being alive is not all right: this simple not encapsulates the temerity of thinking better than any platitude about the tragic nobility of a life characterized by a surfeit of suffering, frustration, and self-deceit.
    b2963994306has quoted7 months ago
    or better or worse, pessimism without compromise lacks public appeal.
    Tim Berezinhas quoted8 months ago
    As with all pessimistic philosophies, Bahnsen’s rendering of existence as something strange and awful was unwelcome by the self-conscious nothings whose validation he sought.

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