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    Lightbulb Ligotti recommendations

    Just cottoning on to him. What's good?

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    Start with 'The Noctuary' I guess, probably the easiest of his short story collections to get your hands on.

    Though as I was saying in the Lovecraft thread, you should check out Laird Barron - 'The occultation' or the 'Imago sequence'.

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    Conspiracy against the human race is quite bracing though.

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    Thanks, Droid. Yeah curious about Barron as well.

    Conspiracy is what caught my eye but I think an intro via some earlier short stories would be a good idea.

    So much to read, right now. So much cosmic pessimism.

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    Im all epub these days. Drop me a mail if you can read em.

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    @ the fear ?

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    I got loads of it as mobi file.

    Teatro Grotesco is a good place to start IMO. Conspiracy is good but I think probably best to start with the stories and get a feel for the icy bleakness of things.

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    Hilarious lampooning of one 'Tom L' in the last story of Laird Barron's 'The beautiful thing that awaits us all'.

    Reread 'conspiracy'. Possibly the single most important work of philosophy I've ever encountered. Devastatingly convincing.

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    Droid. If you dig CotHR you may enjoy Horror of Philosophy by Eugene Thacker and Slime Dynamics by Ben Woodard. Def worth a look, easy reads.

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    Thanks for that. Ive come across Thacker before. Dabbling in Cioran at the moment. Woodard looks great. Think I heard him mentioned in an interview recently, the name's familiar: http://uwo.academia.edu/BenWoodard

    Ive found a few rebuttals to TCATHR online. Nothing even remotely convincing. Any ideas there?
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    Hi Droid.

    Nothing springs to mind, other than faith - in quaint little things like life. Brassier's work on naming and picturing (via Sellars) is, to me, a very slightly different more complex and nuanced angle, not in any way a rebuttal though.

    There are loads of people exploring these themes. Have you read Bakker's Neuropath? Fun read. Few comments by pete here -
    https://deontologistics.wordpress.co...eedom-renewed/
    and some scattered rambles by me here -
    http://notesfromthevomitorium.blogsp...esthetics.html

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    I'd strongly recommend looking at Thacker's work - every time I read about the "icy bleakness of things" I think of Thacker's work on Horror.

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    OK, will take a closer look. Thanks for the pointers.

    One of the limpid rebuttals I mentioned: http://lovecraftzine.com/magazine/is...randon-h-bell/

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    I can second the Thacker recommendation. I like Dust... quite a bit.

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    Have you gotten a look at any of that stuff I sent on Paul?

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