Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke

Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke

3.04 (35,570 ratings by Goodreads)
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Sadomasochism. Obsession. Death.

A whirlpool of darkness churns at the heart of a macabre ballet between two lonely young women in an internet chat room in the early 2000s -- a darkness that threatens to forever transform them once they finally succumb to their most horrific desires.

What have you done today to deserve your eyes?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 7mm | 139g
  • English
  • 1951658124
  • 9781951658120
  • 45,915

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"A startling affair...I'll be cleaning up particles of darkness in my office for weeks." - Josh Malerman (Bird Box, Inspection)

"When broken people do broken things - especially in the name of love - we all get broken, too. What starts as sweetly genteel swiftly descends into everything that's brutalizingly ugly about the abusive master/slave dynamic. A hauntingly elegant, masterfully written, and ultimately devastating indictment of cruel manipulation and even crueler submission. This is one deeply fucked-up heartbreaker. You have been warned." - John Skipp (The Light at the End)

"Part Dennis Cooper's The Sluts, part David Cronenberg's The Brood...Eric LaRocca's Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke is a masterpiece of epistolary body horror." - Max Booth III (We Need to Do Something)

"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." - Hailey Piper (The Worm and His Kings)

"With darkly poetic prose and chilling stories that peel back layers of skin to reveal a beating, bloody heart, Eric LaRocca is the clear literary heir of Clive Barker." - Tyler Jones (Criterium, The Dark Side of the Room)

"Eric LaRocca is a fierce talent that knows no limit, masterful and utterly unmissable!" - Ross Jeffery (Juniper, Tome)
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35,570 ratings
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4 25% (8,828)
3 32% (11,477)
2 20% (7,274)
1 11% (4,071)
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