My new novel in English reviewed by Paula Limbaugh on Horror Novel Reviews.
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From the review: (…) this is written by a Bram Stoker award-winning author that really knows how to write! Manzetti is a true artist that can speak of the most vilest of acts and yet, there is a lyrical quality that makes it all sound so beautiful. His way with language keeps the words flowing and the pacing spot-on (…) The quality of writing and the ability to make sense of the depravity which occurs in keeping within the context of the story has me giving this book a 5-star rating. (…)
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"If, as Umberto Eco said, 'Reading is immortality backwards,' 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
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Released today the English Edition of the Graphic Novel CALCUTTA HORROR, based on the story 'Calcutta, Lord of Nerves' by Poppy Z. Brite, adapted and written by me, illustrated by Stefano Cardoselli
The book is on sale at Amazon (Trade Paperback and Kindle). Buy your copy at Amazon.
A surreal journey in the arms of sensual and terrible goddess Kali, in a magical dark Calcutta, among living dead, ghosts, visions, memories, endless roads.
Cover art by Wendy Saber Core, 79 pages, illustrated in black and white.
Interior samples (Illustrated by Stefano Cardoselli)
I'm happy to learn that, after the Bram Stoker Award and the Rhysling Award nominations, my dark poetry collection WAR, written in collaboration with with Marge Simon (Crystal Lake Publishing), has been nominated also for the SFPA Elgin Awards 2019.
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Finalmente disponibile CALCUTTA HORROR (Independent Legions), tratta dal celebre racconto Calcutta, Signora delle Impudenze di Poppy Z. Brite, sceneggiata da me e illustrata da Stefano Cardoselli
Il libro è acquistabile sullo Store Independent Legions
Released the Italian edition of the graphic novel CALCUTTA HORROR, based on the story 'Calcutta Lord of Nerves' by Poppy Z. Brite, adapted and written by me, illustrated by the artist Stefano Cardoselli. Cover art by Wendy Saber Core. The English edition of the book will be released in about two weeks!
Owl Goingback's CROTA - The Graphic Novel - Live on Kickstarter
Independent Legions raising funds to create an original graphic novel based on the Bram Stoker Award winning novel by Cherokee/Choctaw author Owl Goingback, an action-packed dark fantasy/horror blockbuster rooted in Native American folklore and wisdom, and featuring the by-now cult, eponymous monster Crota. This amazing book will be written by Goingback himself together with me, and drawn and fully hand-colored by artist Stefano Cardoselli (Heavy Metal, 2000AD). This will be a limited, numbered first edition, and the campaign includes unique perks -- so don’t miss it!
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My new novel SHANTI - THE SADIST HEAVEN (Necro Publication) is available at Amazon.
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.
Synopsis: The orphan sisters, Justine and Juliette, are entrusted to the care of the Sainte Marie College headed by Madame Desroches, a transgender matron of the infamous and dystopian neighborhood Paris South 5, the Hyper-Bronx of the French capital. The two sisters will become prey and predators of a brutal and hopeless world, where everybody wants to become a citizen of the mythical Shanti, the Holy City. Shanti is an artificial paradise, the last chance of a decent living following the apocalypse due to the radioactive meteor Uxor77. Now the Earth is characterized only by the annihilation of animal protein, the spread of cannibalism and brutal sexual deviances.
The destinies of the two girls take shape in an apocalyptic Paris, with its red-light districts and the fashionable restaurants of human flesh, and then in the desert, among the subhuman menageries of the barren, desperate Mesoamerican Republic.
Flamingo is a wicked creature that has survived the time to become the queen of Shanti, the Eldorado of Sex, whose heretic and sadist court, pulls the strings of everybody’s fate. But the New France’s criminal underworld as well as a powerful and cruel organization that control technology, the world markets of new synthetic drugs and the clandestine trade in human flesh, want to get their hands on the Holy City.
Justine and Juliette become involved in different games of power; one will become predator, the other prey, always looking for faith, in spite of everything. What fate awaits them? Shanti is written as an homage to the famed sisters of the Marquis de Sade’s infamous novel Justine, as a futurization of that famous, heretic masterpiece.
CALCUTTA HORROR Graphic Novel (English Edition) Video Trailer.
Graphic Novel based on the amazing story 'Calcutta, Lord of Nerves' by Poppy Z. Brite. Adapted and written by me, Illustrated by Stefano Cardoselli. Cover art by Wendy Saber Core.
Coming in a few days from Independent Legions.
L'edizione italiana dell'opera è disponibile e acquistabile sullo Store Independent Legions
Available at Amazon SORROW Anthology, edited by James Ward Kirk, containing my new story 'Trash Vortex 696', translated into English by Daniele Bonfanti, and other works by friends Marge Simon, Bruce Boston and many others.
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Released by Crystal Lake Publishing my new dark poems collection 'THE PLACE OF BROKEN THINGS', written in collaboration with Linda Addison
La Graphic Novel HORROR CALCUTTA, sceneggiata da me, tratta da un racconto di Poppy Z. Brite, è disponibile sullo Store dell'editore
Preordina la tua copia a prezzo speciale del nuovo romanzo NUOVA SODOMA - La Resurrezione del Re Osceno, in uscita a Luglio 2019 per Independent Legions
My dark poetry collection WAR, written with Marge Simon, has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Awards 2018
The Anthology MONSTERS OF ANY KIND, edited by me and Daniele Bonfanti, has been nominated for the Splattepunk Awards 2019
Ultime uscite (in Italiano)
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.
Disponibile in libreria e su Amazon, per Cut Up Pubishing, il nuovo romanzo dark thriller IL CUSTODE DI CHERNOBYL
Latest Releases (in English)
WAR -Dark Poems (written in collaboration with Marge Simon). Crystal Lake Publishing, June 2018. Available at Amazon
In uscita (in Italiano)
In uscita a giugno 2019 il nuovo romanzo NUOVA SODOMA - La Resurrezione del Re Osceno. Libro preordinabile a prezzo speciale.
In uscita a Luglio 2019 una selezione di racconti di H.P. Lovecraft da me tradotti in chiave moderna
Forthcoming Books in English
Coming in July 2019, from Crystal Lake Publishing, my new dark poetry collection 'The Place of Broken Things', written in collaboration with Linda D. Addison
My new collection, THE RADIOACTIVE BRIDE, will be released in Q3 2019 by Necro Publications. My novel NEW SODOM will be released in Q2 2020 by Necro Publications.
Latest Reviews (in English)
NARAKA Bizzarre Video Review by B.L.U.R.B.
Ultime Recensioni (Italiano)
Pubblicazioni come Editor