In Thomas Ligotti's first nonfiction outing, an examination of the meaning (or meaninglessness) of life through an insightful, unsparing argument that proves the greatest horrors are not the products of our imagination but instead are found in reality.
Thomas Ligotti was born in Detroit in 1953. Among the most acclaimed horror writers of the past thirty years, he has received three Bram Stoker Awards, a British Fantasy Award, and an International Horror Guild Award. He lives in South Florida.
"Ligotti, with the wit of a decadent and the eloquence of a funeral
organ, guides us confidently through the grimmer corners of
intellectual and cultural history...He exposits on horror's themes
and its canon with practitioner's grace."