Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Super New Book

I got new reading material for a Christmas present. I've put a book cover picture in the sidebar. The book is titled, Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town, Dogtown. It's extremely well researched and written by Elyssa East.

I finished reading it tonight. Yep, that good. A real can't put it down book that wraps the history of Dogtown around the 1984 murder of Anne Natti in it's woods. While I admit to being fascinated with the unusual, and Dogtown certainly qualifies, I think most anyone with the slightest inclination towards history and the unique atmosphere of an island community will be as enthralled with this book as I am.

8 comments:

elizabeth down the street said...

Is it a novel? Do you have a line waiting to read it after you? Can we get in that line? ;-)

deb said...

Yep, at nearly 250 pages plus notes. It definitely contains real people, by name (you'll know some). It is extremely well footnoted for research and interviews. The murder is true and Peter Hodgkins is spending life in prison.

My mom is next in line but then it can visit your house! I think you'll find it illuminating about our community.

Annette said...

Sounds a fascinating read.

deb said...

Very. If you go to www.clusty.com and enter "anne natti" in the search block, you'll find access to some reviews of the book, newspaper articles, and even some court records of the rial. (The search engine, clusty, groups your search by topic in the left sidebar. Click on the topic and see only those relevant results. It helps refine your search.)

Annette said...

Thanks deb....I will.

deb said...

Ooops, that should have been trial, not rial.

Kippers Dickie said...

As it's 1st January, Iv'e just popped over to wish you all the very best for the New Year Deb. If you have any troubles at all...may they only be semitones!
Good Health and Good Luck..Bernard.

deb said...

Thanks, Bernard, and to you, too. It's been a busy 31/1. I shall get to a post this weekend during MORE SNOW!