Monday, March 29, 2010
Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town, by Elissa East
Interesting but uneven nonfiction about an area of Glocester, Mass. known as Dogtown. A mix of the story of a recent murder in the woods, the story of how the original colonial settlement came to be abandoned, and a lot about an artist called Marsden Hartley who was obsessed with the unusual rock formations in the area made for a bit of a messy, choppy book, but it was still enjoyable. I had never heard of the place before (or the artist) so I did like it for that.