Why did I love this book?
These intensely dark, well-written stories are more on the side of psychological/existential horror. These tales crept up on me and led to an intense fear of losing my own sanity. Often dubbed as the modern Poe/Lovecraft, Ligotti adapts their exquisite style to portray the horrid banality of the modern age. Ligotti's prose slowly enshrouds you and pulls you down into this abyss occupied by familiar, plausible places and characters.