Talking Scared

44 – Eric LaRocca and Abominable Things You Probably Shouldn’t Be Reading

June 23, 2021 Neil McRobert Episode 44
Talking Scared
44 – Eric LaRocca and Abominable Things You Probably Shouldn’t Be Reading
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Talking Scared
44 – Eric LaRocca and Abominable Things You Probably Shouldn’t Be Reading
Jun 23, 2021 Episode 44
Neil McRobert

It’s a dirty, grim, glorious time on Talking Scared this week. After a last-minute schedule reshuffle we have Eric LaRocca, here to talk about his word-of-mouth sensation of a novella – Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke. 

Gotten worse is quite the understatement. This book goes so far beyond the pale in terms of horror’s usual comfort level these days. It’s a simple tale of online love, BDSM and self-mutilation, all tinged with some wonderful early noughties nostalgia. This book does for MSN messenger what the Blair Witch Project did for the woods.

Eric and I talk about all of that, as well as transgressive fiction, the beauty to be found in disgust, and our shared love of books and movies that have achieved legendary status as things that you probably shouldn’t experience (if you know what's good for you)!

Enjoy!!

Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke is out now from WeirdPunk Books. 

Other books discussed in this episode include: 

  • The Sluts (2004), by Denis Cooper
  • Crash (1973), by J.G. Ballard
  • Haunted (2005), by Chuck Palahniuk
  • We Need to Do Something (2020), by Max Booth III


Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/TalkingScaredPod

Come talk books on Twitter @talkscaredpod, on Instagram, or email direct to [email protected].

Thanks to Adrian Flounders for graphic design.

Show Notes

It’s a dirty, grim, glorious time on Talking Scared this week. After a last-minute schedule reshuffle we have Eric LaRocca, here to talk about his word-of-mouth sensation of a novella – Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke. 

Gotten worse is quite the understatement. This book goes so far beyond the pale in terms of horror’s usual comfort level these days. It’s a simple tale of online love, BDSM and self-mutilation, all tinged with some wonderful early noughties nostalgia. This book does for MSN messenger what the Blair Witch Project did for the woods.

Eric and I talk about all of that, as well as transgressive fiction, the beauty to be found in disgust, and our shared love of books and movies that have achieved legendary status as things that you probably shouldn’t experience (if you know what's good for you)!

Enjoy!!

Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke is out now from WeirdPunk Books. 

Other books discussed in this episode include: 

  • The Sluts (2004), by Denis Cooper
  • Crash (1973), by J.G. Ballard
  • Haunted (2005), by Chuck Palahniuk
  • We Need to Do Something (2020), by Max Booth III


Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/TalkingScaredPod

Come talk books on Twitter @talkscaredpod, on Instagram, or email direct to [email protected].

Thanks to Adrian Flounders for graphic design.