My new novel in English 'SHANTI - THE SADIST HEAVEN' (Necro Publications) reviewed by Angela Yuriko Smith.
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From the review: Shanti is a wonderful, horrible story. It reads like poetry that spins the spasmodic dance of mortality into a ballet. The word play is beautiful (…) It is viscous, graphic, assaulting, brilliant and worth surviving. There is beauty in horror. This is beautiful horror (…)
Praise for the book:
"Manzetti guides us through a depraved and soul-scouring journey into the brutal and apocalyptic world of South Paris 5, where human flesh is the entree du jour and body packaging services a thriving business. Here desperate degenerates play Meat Roulette, a hideous game of chance in which losers get to choose which body part will be hacked off, and teenaged girls are recruited to service the scum of an experimental detention program in the baking emptiness of the Sonoran Desert. A master of extreme horror, Manzetti describes a world steeped in cruelty and perversion with a lyricism that often verges on the sublime. For those undaunted by the subject matter, his work is an experience not to be missed!"
— Lucy Taylor, author of Dancing with Demons and Safety of Unknown Cities
"If, as Umberto Eco said, 'Reading is immortality backward,' then reading Alessandro Manzetti's Shanti — The Sadist Heaven is seeing mortality into a future coming apart at seams and stitches as civilization metastasizes before your eyes. The hyperreality of Manzetti's nitty-gritty prose gives a kaleidoscopic fly's-eye view of the Hell that is South Paris 5 and his poetic metaphors burrow into your psyche to lay mind-blowing oospores. This is an epic of stunning imagination, a veritable pleasure palace of perversion where humanity and cancer are indistinguishable."
— Randy Chandler, author of Bad Juju, HELLz BELLz, Duet for the Devil, and co-editor of Year’s Best Hardcore Horror
"China Miéville’s epic world-building meets Charlee Jacob’s beautifully brutal prose. Shanti is a horrifying look into a post-apocalyptic Earth and just what humans will do to each other just to survive."
— David G. Barnett, Necro Publications Owner and Editor
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, in edizione a tiratura extra-limitata, la raccolta di racconti e poesie I SOGNI DEL RE NERO.
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)
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions la raccolta di racconti e poesie dark 'I SOGNI DEL RE NERO - Cristiano Saccoccia Dark Edition' (edizione extra-limitata) in uscita ad Aprile 2020
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions la Graphic Novel L'ORRORE A RED HOOK, tratta dall'omonimo racconto di H. P. Lovecraft, in uscita a Maggio 2020.
Preordinabile a prezzo speciale, sullo Store Independent Legions, il mio nuovo saggio HORROR GURU - Guida Essenziale alla Letteratura Moderna e Contemporanea (Giugno 2020)
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions la graphic novel KIKI: SONAGACHI PULP, da me ideata e sceneggiata, in uscita a Giugno 2020.
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions la mia nuova raccolta di poesie dark/horror RAPSODIA WHITECHAPEL, in uscita a Settembre 2020
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions la graphic novel KIND OF RED, in uscita a Ottobre 2020
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions la mia novella VESSEL - TERRA SANTA PULP, in uscita a Dicembre 2020.
Preordinabile sullo Store Independent Legions la Graphic Novel L'ABITATORE DEL LAGO, in uscita a Dicembre 2020
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