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Sunday, September 8, 2013

From a Ligotti protagonist

"As I rose to go back to the teller's window and have all my money loaded into the shoe box I had brought with me, the gray-suited man added, 'We sincerely have enjoyed serving you and hope to do so again in the future.' It occurred to me that all civilization was structured so that such people could make snide remarks like that and get away with it. They had been getting away with it for thousands of years and would continue to get away with it until the end of time."

1 comment:

  1. This story is, sadly, the only one of his that I have had the opportunity to read. Southern Indiana does not afford many chances to read Ligotti and I'm loath to pay much for online materials.
    That said, I did enjoy it quite a bit. It recently occurred to me that speech was invented in order for humans to try and convince each other that they were not insane. While there is a bit of tongue in cheek in that idea, it certainly feels true.


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