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Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke
Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke | Eric LaRocca
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erickahhh
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Mehso-so

I gave myself some time to process this book before I wrote a review in hopes that I could come to some sort of conclusion. It reminded me a lot of abstract modern art. There must be depth and complexity I am just not understanding? I was a little disgusted, a little confused, and a little horrified. It was difficult to look away and I consumed this entire book in less than an hour and a half.

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Lauranahe
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Pickpick

I just sat down and read this straight through. It was…a ride. TW for…everything, I guess. What have you done to deserve your eyes today?

Reggie Yeah this was crazy. But in my 20‘s I knew those girls. And then very quickly stopped hanging out with them. Lol 2mo
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she.hearts.horror
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😳

Hazel2019 Looks like things have gotten way worse… 7mo
she.hearts.horror @Hazel2019 This book went batshyt faster than the speed of light. Admittedly, I couldn‘t turn away, so I guess it was a success 😂 7mo
Hazel2019 🤣 I guess I‘ll have to check it out too!! 7mo
she.hearts.horror @Hazel2019 brace yourself 😭 7mo
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Twainy
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Pickpick

🎧 I was so sad to hear about Sharon. I‘ve read over a third of her TBR! 😁

Sadly I have multiple expiring library loans so I can only squeeze the above book from her TBR into my reading schedule. All of the books I read this week will be in her memory.

Great genre! Really messed up book. Thank you Sharon. 🙌 I enjoyed it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#sharreadathon
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you 🙏🏻 ❤️ 9mo
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khooliha
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Pickpick

Sometimes people just gotta ruin their own lives in 3 months

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khooliha
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Gotta say, I don't think Zoe understands how tapeworms work! Or maybe I don't? But they're not gonna fly into anyone's backyard, Zoe.

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guidosophia
Panpan

fucking ew

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Reggie
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Two girls? women? lesbians? connect online that starts off seemingly innocent having to do with the sale of an apple peeler but then devolves sometimes slowly and sometimes quickly into this dark relationship. I laughed at some parts and there was a part so disgusting I thought I was gonna throw up my coke I had just drank. I look forward to more LaRocca. Thanks to Charles from Barnes and Nobles for letting me read his copy.

Bookzombie Did you sit in the store and read it all? 🙂 12mo
Reggie @Bookzombie I did. It‘s only 112 pages and the way it‘s formatted makes it a little shorter. Almost all of it is emails. One of the girls has a cute Messenger/email name. Crushedmarigolds. I only say I laughed because it was one of those uncomfortable omg I can‘t believe this is happening! laughs😬And yet there are all those sordid true life online relationships gone wrong stories this actually feels believable. Made for a great Friday night. (edited) 12mo
Bookzombie 🙂 Yay for you having a great Friday night and not throwing up your coke! 12mo
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Billypar I absolutely love the cover and title combo. 12mo
vivastory I googled apple peelers when I first started reading this. They looked a lot different than I imagined. Holy shit, that ending! Craziest book I read this year 🤯 12mo
Reggie @Billypar it gets intense. It‘s such a slim book that packs quite a few mental image punches. 12mo
Reggie @vivastory I felt this was very relatable to everyone who first talked to anyone online when the internet was new. And for all we know, neither of these girls is actually girls. I really thought that Zoe character was some old guy. But yes the “baby” that is both theirs and the part that made me gag was the rotten meat part. Ughhh 🤢 This book was sooo good. 12mo
TheLudicReader I love that cover. 12mo
DivineDiana Clever title! 11mo
GatheringBooks Oh wow! Well then, hi there, Charles. Can you be my friend too? 11mo
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GerardtheBookworm
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Pickpick

An innocent online chat between two women turns macabre and deadly in this indie horror novella. Did this incident really happen? Is it an urban legend? You decide.

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vivastory
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During the year that I read Jeremy Shipp's “Bedfellow“ & Clarice Lispector's “The Passion According to GH,“ Eric LaRocca's “Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke“ might be the most shocking. When Agnes posts a family heirloom, an apple peeler, for some much needed rent money to an online forum it starts an unusual relationship with Zoe. LaRocca's novella is in epistolary format, using email exchanges & IM chat rooms. There are several👇

vivastory great blurbs about this nasty gem, but I'm especially fond of this one by Hailey Piper, “Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke is a tight, merciless epistolary, each piece of correspondence coiling the reader around its finger and never letting go. LaRocca skillfully weaves a grotesque, unforgettable page-turner of manipulation and depravity.“ I refuse to read the GR reviews for this one. LaRocca, & people who have favorably reviewed his (edited) 13mo
Branwen That cover! 😲 13mo
vivastory work have been subjected to some of the most idiotic comments imaginable. Trolls are gonna troll. 13mo
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vivastory @Branwen Right?! 13mo
LeahBergen Oh, I‘m going to have to get this. I especially love epistolary novels. 👌 13mo
AshleyHoss820 I‘m so glad to see you review this! I‘ve been eyeballing this one for a while now and I love that I have online friends like you who I can trust to accurately/honestly review a book! Definitely keeping this one on my TBR list! 😊❤️📚 13mo
vivastory @LeahBergen I'm a sucker for them 13mo
vivastory @AshleyHoss820 I was happy to find this one at my library. I definitely want to read more horror with LGBTQ themes. 13mo
Reggie I‘ve been so curious about this one. I‘m glad you liked it which gives me hope for it. 13mo
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magyklyXdelish
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Mehso-so

Short creepy little read. Landing kind of in the middle on this one. I think my expectations were a little too high. It didn‘t really have the impact I was expecting. Perhaps because the kindle version I bought missed the final police report, I read about that on Reddit. Which is a shame, I probably would have rated it higher otherwise.

5 pts for the book + 10 pts for 1 hr read = 15 pts for #TeamSlaughter

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Clwojick 💙 💙 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 14mo
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ericarobynreads
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It finally happened! I had the opportunity to meet the amazing Eric LaRocca virtually thanks to the gents at Dead Headspace as we recorded episode 116!

I had an absolute blast and I‘m so grateful that I could take part.

https://www.ericarobynreads.com/feature-dead-headspace-guest-hosting-ft-eric-lar...

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walkwithabook
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. WOW what did I just read I need more !

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BRB_ImReading
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Panpan

I've been hearing a lot about this book on horror booktok. It's a quick read at less than 200 pages. I went into it not knowing anything about it. The story is told through a series of emails and instant messages. Honestly, I didn't love it. I think it's an alright short story but I wouldn't put it on my recommendation list.
#horror #summerreading

Reagan You did say I would like it, AND I DID! 1y
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hotdogfan1
Mehso-so

potential to be good but is too short and character development is rushed

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MrsV
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Pickpick

Liked this one more than I was expecting to. Trigger warnings all around.

BookishMarginalia I can‘t with that cover 😖😖😖 1y
wanderinglynn I agree with you @BookishMarginalia 😳😱 1y
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ericarobynreads
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Pickpick

Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca is a novella about obsession and how far someone will go to get what they want.

Set up as a case file that tracks the communication between two people, we see the initial innocent correspondence that quickly devolves into madness and obsession.

I highly recommend checking this novella out!

https://www.ericarobynreads.com/novella-review-things-have-gotten-worse/

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Godpants
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[ has entered the chat]

It‘s the year 2000 and Agnes is selling an antique apple peeler on QueerList.org. She can‘t make rent, her missive around the history of the peeler catches the attention of Zoe.

A fervent IM communication starts, a relationship forms. What starts as a flirtatious game turns into a perverse Master/Slave scenario, with Zoe pushing Agnes beyond her limits

What have you done today to deserve your eyes?

ericarobynreads 🤘🤘 1y
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