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The book is featured in the Radiolab episode "In The Dust Of This Planet" (radiolab.org/story/dust-planet/).
"Thacker's discourse on the intersection of horror and philosophy is utterly original and utterly captivating...In the Dust of This Planet is an encyclopedic grimoire instructing us in the varieties of esoteric thought and infernal diversions that exist for the reader's further investigation, treating us to a delightful stroll down a midway of accursed attractions that alone are worth the ticket of this volume."
Thomas Ligotti, author of Songs of a Dead Dreamer and The Conspiracy Against the Human Race
Glenn Beck (ex-Fox News) has done a segment on his show unpicking the "pop-nihilist" conspiracy from the book; posted on youtube.com/watch?v=2IW8OK4_1gQ (Glenn Beck September 2014)
Eugene Thacker is a New York based author.
Esoteric in every sense of the word. This book is a very niche exegesis on the intersection of horror and philosophy. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Chauncey
The best way to describeIn the Dust of This Planet is to not even try. Instead, just sit back and luxuriate in the ideas. This is meant to scare the pants off you but in a fun way!Published 1 month ago by Halifax Student Account
Thacker's book was informative, within the framework of a fairly narrow criteria, but it might have been better titled: In the Dust of this Book, for it was as dry as dust. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David S. Wellhauser
As a fan of horror movies, zombies, and other supernatural shows, I found this book intriguing, albeit a little over my head at times.Published 2 months ago by Becki Learned
Really interesting, but sometimes hard to keep wading through.Published 3 months ago by Daniel Liechty
What would it mean to speak of a ‘horror of philosophy’ instead of a 'philosophy of horror’? With this question, Eugene Thacker begins his weird and wonderful romp through the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by StreetlightReader
Dense, dark, deep. Not an easy read, but a good one. Bring a dictionary or have Google up because this book speaks ten languages and half of them are dead.Published 4 months ago by James Livingston Cox
This small press issue took months to arrive, however, this truly is a great read for anyone interested in the gothic or horror genres as social construct. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Glitter