Although, in hindsight, it has long been obvious, I am relieved to have come out recently as an experimental writer rather than an aspirational genre fiction exponent — although genre readers hopefully will continue to appreciate my work as equally as I enjoy reading genre work. A Relaxed Snowman am I.
Announced on this site on 2 June 2014: MY REAL-TIME REVIEWING CURRENTLY ON SABBATICAL UNTIL SEPTEMBER.
7 June 2014: I am proud to learn that my gestalt real-time book reviewing has been nominated for a British Fantasy Award 2014.
Some dreamcatchers or kitecatchers – as envisioned by Heather Horsley
Didacticism as a ‘complicated knot': View of ‘PURITY': http://www.ligotti.net/showpost.php?p=15506&postcount=21
My KNOTS short short in 2009: http://www.ligotti.net/showthread.php?t=2471
Recent ‘Primary Task’ thread: http://www.ligotti.net/showpost.php?p=105109&postcount=10
Gulliver was tied up in knots by the Lilliputians which relates to my recent mini-review of ‘The Spectral Link': http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/the-spectral-link-by-thomas-ligotti/
Ligotti’s own reference to knots in ‘My Work Is Not Yet Done':
“People do not know, and cannot face, the things that go on in this world, the secret nightmares that are suffered by millions every day … and the excruciating paradox, the nightmarish obscenity of being something that does not know what it is and yet believes that it does know, something that in fact is nothing but a tiny particle that forms the body of The Great Black Swine Which Wallows in a Great River of Blackness that to us looks like sunrises and skyscrapers, like all the knotted events of the past the unraveling of those knots in the future, like birthdays and funerals, like satellites and cell phones and rockets launched into space, like nations and peoples, like the laws of nature and the laws of humanity, like families and friends, like everything, including these words that I write.”
The many references to knots in ‘Tristram Shandy’ by Laurence Sterne that I propound is a Ligottian work of Anti-Natalism in my review of it here: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/tristram-shandy/
Rhys Hughes’ RAPE OF KNOTS that I review here: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/journeys-beyond-advice-rhys-hughes/#comment-2645
“…but Nietzsche is philosophy’s toughest knot to untie…” From CATHR
Any more ligotti or ligatures?