"Whitechapel Rhapsody is a knock-out collection with pages of mesmerizing descriptive language, as only Alessandro Manzetti can do. A collection built on The Ripper’s victims that, one by one, draw you in and constrict your breath as an ongoing nightmare. Just excellent! What a talent, loved it!"
--Marge Simon, Multiple Bram Stoker Award Winning Author
My new dark poetry collection WHITECHAPEL RHAPSODY reviewed by Mike Thorn.
Excerpt from the review: Alessandro Manzetti’s Whitechapel Rhapsody offsets the deluded grandeur of Jack the Ripper’s psychological world against the vivid despair of his environment. Written as a series of thematically connected, free-verse poems, Manzetti’s collection functions as an interesting exercise in depicting this core dissonance: the serial killer’s self-aggrandizing, romantic view of his own violence versus the true horror of its consequences (...) The book boasts a breadth of reference that is fascinating and, in line with its central concerns, conflicted (not only key characters from the New Testament and Greek mythology, but also Rembrandt, Poe and Dickens, among others) (...) At a slim length of fewer than one hundred pages, Whitechapel Rhapsody is ambitious, richly developed, and well worth your time.
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HER LIFE MATTERS (Or Brooklyn Frankenstein) Graphic Novel (in English) scripted by me and Stefano Cardoselli.
Introduction by Linda D. Addison. Released by Independent Legions, for sale at Amazon:
Released today, in English, the Grahic Novel HER LIFE MATTERS (Or Brooklyn Frankenstein) scripted by me and Stefano Cardoselli (who also illustrated it). Introduction by Linda D. Addison. The book is for sale at Amazon.
Doctor Jamaica Foxy is a brilliant and successful scientist. In her laboratory she created Frankie, an eight feet tall kind-hearted giant. She taught him everything, taking care of him like a mom. Because of his appearance, Frankie has only one friend, the clever thirteen-year-old girl Mary Shelley. His small world is enough for him. He likes his routines: eating chocolate cookies and fried eggs, playing Pong with Mary, listening to Coltrane, watching baseball on television, taking walks with the Doctor, and sleeping late.But one morning after breakfast, Doctor Foxy mysteriously disappears after leaving home to do simple errands. Desperate, Frankie runs to look for her, following her scent on the streets. Brooklyn in the 1970s is not a good place with a killer called the Son of Sam leaving a trail of dead bodies behind him and a gang of white supremacists making life hell for black people throughout the neighborhood.What happened to Doctor Foxy? When Frankie discovers the truth, the kind-hearted giant turns into a killing machine. He wants to avenge his mom at all costs.
From Linda D. Addison's Introduction: "Her Life Matters ask you to consider many questions, besides the obvious one that inspired the title. What makes a living being human and what makes it a monster? Allow this remarkable book to entertain and disturb you."
Signed a contract with Crystal Lake Publishing for the Guide/Essay 150 EXQUISITE BOOKS - Essential Guide to the Best 150 Books of Modern and Contemporary Horror Fiction coming in the middle of next year
Pubblicato nel secondo numero della rivista Molotov Magazine, curata da me, lo One Shot (25 tavole) FRANK SPIRITO - GUERRA, sceneggiato da me e illustrato da Stefano Cardoselli, numero zero della serie a fumetti FRANK SPIRITO.
In uscita a Giugno 2021 il primo numero (L'Alba dei Posseduti) della serie regolare ad albi quadrimestrali.
Acquista Molotov Magazine Numero 2
Preordina il primo numero della serie a fumetti FRANK SPIRITO
Ben Walker reviewed my nee dark poetry collection Whitechapel Rhapsody for Unnerving Magazine Issue 14,
A little excerpt from the review: (...) There's talk of devils, astrological influence, ghosts and angels, perfectly conveying the uncertainty people must have been feeling back then. Beauty and horror intertwine, leaving you with a constant sense of unease—and rightly so. (...)
Released Weird Tales Magazine Issue 364, edited by Jonathan Maberry, including my new dark poem 'The Canal' (freely inspired by the Lovecraft's poem) together with morks by many talented writers.
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Pubblicato il numero 364 di Weird Tales Magazine, curato da Jonathan Maberry, che include la mia poesia dark 'The Canal' (liberamente ispirata all'omonima poesia di H.P. Lovecraft) e diverse altre opere di autori di grande talento.
Acquista Weird Tales Magazine #364
'Whitechapel Rhapsody' reviewed by Bram Stoker Award Nominee Angela Yuriko Smith.
Excerpt from the review: (...) Whitechapel Rhapsody is everything I’ve come to love about Manzetti and more. (...) For those willing to look behind the curtain they will see more than the horrific true life tale of a monster. They will also see the horror that occurs in a place where life is not sacred and has no dignity, and the only god is made of copper coins.
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Preordinabile a prezzo scontato sullo Store Independent Legions la graphic novel IO SONO LEGGENDA, tratta dal celebre romanzo Io Sono Leggenda (I Am Legend, 1954) di Richard Matheson, sceneggiata da me e illustrata e colorata da Stefano Cardoselli, con un'introduzione di Richard Christian Matheson. Edizione Speciale Cartonata, tutta a Colori, formato 17x24, 120 tavole (per 130 pagine), tiratura limitata (399 copie numerate). Uscita: Maggio 2021
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Hot News ITA
In uscita a Febbraio 2021 in tutte le librerie, per Cut Up Publishing, di 'Guida ai Migliori 150 Libri Horror (1986-2020)'
Hot News ENG
HWA Announced the Preliminary Ballot for the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards®; two of my works are on the list.
Signed the contract with Necro Publications for the first English edition of my novel SAMSARA, coming in Q3 2021.
Released the graphic novel HER LIFE MATTERS, written by Stefano Cardoselli and me, for sale at Amazon
Ellen Datlow's The Best Horror of the Year Volume 12: Honorable Mention to 'The Place of Broken Things'
My dark poetry collection THE PLACE OF BROKEN THINGS, written in collaboration wih Linda D. Addison, has won the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards.
My poetry collection WAR (Crystal Lake Publishing), written in collaboration with Marge Simon, has won the 2019 SFPA Elgin Award.
Ultime Uscite (ITA)
Disponibile sullo Store Independent Legions la mia nuova raccolta di poesie dark Rapsodia Whitechapel.
Kiki: Sonagachi Pulp - Graphic Novel (opera esaurita in prevendita)
Disponibile sullo Store Independent Legions la graphic novel L'ORRORE A RED HOOK, da me sceneggiata, e illustrata da Stefano Cardoselli
Disponibile sullo Store Independent Legions la nuova edizione ampliata (Extended Edition) del breve romanzo KIKI THE BEGINNING,
Disponibile in libreria e su Amazon, per Cut Up Pubishing, il nuovo romanzo dark thriller IL CUSTODE DI CHERNOBYL
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 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
Opere in uscita preordinabili (ITA)
In uscita a Febbraio 2021 in tutte le librerie, per Cut Up Publishing' 'Guida ai Migliori 150 Libri Horror' (1986-2020)
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions la mia novella VESSEL - TERRA SANTA PULP, in uscita a Febbraio 2021.
Preordinabile a prezzo speciale, sullo Store Independent Legions, il mio nuovo saggio HORROR GURU - Guida Essenziale alla Letteratura Moderna e Contemporanea (Febbraio 2021)
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions la Graphic Novel L'ABITATORE DEL LAGO, in uscita a Febbraio 2021
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions il romanzo NARAKA 2, sequel diretto di Naraka, in uscita a Giugno 2021
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions la raccolta di racconti SEXUS (In the Mirror) illustrata da Barbara Monacelli
Forthcoming Books (ENG)
Coming in July 2021 from Crystal Lake Publishing '150 Exquisite Horror Books - Essential Guide to the Best 150 Books of Modern and Comtemporary Horror Fiction'
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.
Pubblicazioni come Editor