I'm thrilled to announce a new book release: the new dark poetry novella 'SACRIFICIAL NIGHTS' by Bruce Boston and me, published by Kipple Officina Libraria. The book is available on Amazon (paperback and eBook edition)
Bram Stoker Award Winners Bruce Boston and Alessandro Manzetti combine their poetic and narrative talents in a poetry novella that blends the genres of horror, surrealism, crime, and noir. Set in a large America city, Sacrificial Nights follows the lives of some of those who inhabit its late-night streets: prostitutes, pimps, a thief, an arsonist, a police detective, a psychotic killer, and more. Their tales and the tale of the city itself are richly complemented by British artist Ben Baldwin’s striking illustrations. This is a dark read with some explicit graphic content.
“Original, intelligent and exquisitely rendered, Sacrificial Nights is an absolute tour de force, a richly layered Chinese Box of sorts, where each part is as important as the whole. In a world of cookie-cutter plots and tired poetry, Sacrificial Nights is a shot of cool night air, shadowy, dangerous, and addictive as sin.”
—Greg F. Gifune, author of The Bleeding Season
"When a book is both lucid and hallucinogenic, the effect can be shocking, luminous … transgressive. The collision of talents in this extraordinary work practically establishes a new genre – macabre noir."
—Robert Dunbar, author of Willy
“Populated by denizens who straddle the line between salvation and damnation, Sacrificial Nightsreads like a flashlight exploration of the darkness lurking behind closed doors and down blind alleys. Boston and Manzetti deftly navigate the shadows where human monsters dwell.”
—Michael McBride, author of Subterrestrial
“The voyeuristic and sadomasochistic latency in art and sex is on stark display in Boston-Manzetti’s epic, with its cinematic images giving flesh to daemonic Street theater where anything can be sacrificed. With startlingly economical poetry, the authors give gritty vitality to the lowlife souls whose moment-to-moment movements are subconscious rituals of destruction. Sacrificial Nights hits just the right notes—with the heavy blow of a Death Metal sledgehammer or thesoft whisper of an Xacto blade through flesh.”
—Randy Chandler, coauthor with t. winter-damon of Duet for the Devil and Forbidden Gospels: The Devil’s Cut
Interior Illustrations by Ben Baldwin
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HWA Announced the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot; two of my works have been nominated: HER LIFE MATTERS (Graphic Novel) and WHITECHAPEL RHAPSODY (poetry collection)
Released the graphic novel HER LIFE MATTERS, written by Stefano Cardoselli and me, for sale at Amazon
Lastest Awards, Nominations and Mentions
Dancing with Maria's Ghost and The Inhabitant of the Lake on the 2021 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot
My poetry collection Whitechapel Rhapsody has been nominated for the 2021 SFPA Elgin Award (Best Book category)
Ellen Datlow's The Best Horror of the Year Volume 12: Honorable Mention to 'The Place of Broken Things'
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My poetry collection WAR (Crystal Lake Publishing), written in collaboration with Marge Simon, has won the 2019 SFPA Elgin Award.
Ultime Uscite (ITA)
Disponibile in libreria e su Amazon, per Cut Up Publishing', 'Guida ai Migliori 150 Libri Horror' (1986-2020)
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Disponibile sullo Store Independent Legions la graphic novel L'ORRORE A RED HOOK, da me sceneggiata, e illustrata da Stefano Cardoselli
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Disponibile sullo Store dell'editore e su Amazon (in digitale) la Graphic Novel CALCUTTA HORROR, tratta da un racconto di Poppy Z. Brite, scritta e sceneggiata da me, illustrata da Stefano Cardoselli.
Latest Releases (ENG)
For sale at Amazon the dark poetry collection DANCING WITH MARIA'S GHOST - DArk Encounters with the Ghost of Maria Callas
For sale at Amazon the graphic novel (scripted by me and based on a story by Ramsey Campbell) THE INHABITANT OF THE LAKE
For sale at Amazon my new short story collection in English THE RADIOACTIVE BRIDE (Necro Publications)
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Released by Omnium Gatherum my new dark thriller/Sci-Fi novella in English THE KEEPER OF CHERNOBYL. The book is for sale at Amazon
Released by Crystal Lake Publishing my new dark poetry collection THE PLACE OF BROKEN THINGS, written in collaborations with Linda D. Addison. Available at Amazon
Latest Reviews (in English)
NARAKA Bizzarre Video Review by B.L.U.R.B.
Ultime Recensioni (Italiano)
David Cowen interviewed Linda D. Addison and me, on Horror Writers Association Website, about our collab poetry collection The Place of Broken Things.
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