This was my first Ligotti read. Don’t know what took me so long. He definitely has his own style which really worked for me in the first and third stories in this collection of corporate terror tales. The second story “I Have A Special Plan For This World”, was a bit of a chore to get thru and seemed to be a series of super long run-on sentences, stream of consciousness style.
The main story and the namesake for the collection was my favorite of the three stories. The voice was strong and drawn, as Frank prepares for his Ultimate Statement. Frank was a great protagonist – an egomaniac with an inferiority complex and homicidal tendencies. I doubt that The Seven think so. Very well done. I need to queue up some more from Mr. Ligotti.