Saturday, April 05, 2008

Major New Book Release: Shadows Over New England by David & Scott T. Goudsward

Shadows Over New England (“Shadows”), will be released later this month by BearManor Media ... provides telling testament to the fact that reading non-fiction can be as much fun as fiction ... The book has been written by the very talented Goudsward brothers; David, who has a wealth of experience in Genealogy and New England’s megalithic sites and has authored numerous articles on these topics... and Scott, a noted author of Horror Genre short stories, screenplays and novels ... They are joined by acclaimed best selling Horror/Dark Fantasy author Christopher Golden, who provides an enjoyable Forward to the book.

Shadows is nothing less than an exhaustive and comprehensive geographically-based guide to all that’s “weird,” spooky, and horror-related throughout both the historical and contemporary New England area of the real world, and also the New England of literature, television, and film. The book includes chapters on the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, as well as chapters focused upon the real cities/towns of Boston and Salem, MA and Providence, RI, as well as the fictional Arkham, MA. Each chapter is itself further subdivided and categorized alphabetically by location name. At almost four hundred pages in length, there are literally well over a thousand different entries.

Aside from the “obvious” candidates in the area from which such giants as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, and Stephen King, all originate from, there is an abundance of information concerning locations of a large number of genre-related novels and stories, television episodes from such series as The Twilight Zone and the X Files, and a multitude of genre films as well. But, the authors don’t stop there, and add entries relating to burial sites of horror-related personages, locations where various films/TV programs were shot, and even local famous, or more likely, infamous, spots from which inspiration for many horror related tales and films received their inspiration.

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