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
Preordina la tua copia a prezzo speciale del nuovo romanzo NUOVA SODOMA - La Resurrezione del Re Osceno, in uscita a Settembre 2019 per Independent Legions
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
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)
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
WAR -Dark Poems (written in collaboration with Marge Simon). Crystal Lake Publishing, June 2018. Available at Amazon
In uscita (in Italiano)
In uscita ad Agosto 2019 il nuovo romanzo NUOVA SODOMA - La Resurrezione del Re Osceno. Libro preordinabile a prezzo speciale.
Forthcoming Books in English
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