I have yet to read every play McDonagh has written, but now I feel compelled to do so. THE PILLOWMAN is a brutal, vicious, and as always, darkly comic horror story about a writer being interrogated in some unnamed totalitarian state about the content of his stories, content that mirrors, and may have inspired, the recent murders of a number of children. THE PILLOWMAN ranks up there with some of the best horror I've read to date. The vignettes, told as grim fairy tales, are an excellent touch (something I loved in SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS too.) I'm officially a rabid fan.