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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Review: You've Lost a Lot of Blood by Eric LaRocca

You've Lost a Lot of Blood
by Eric LaRocca

Publish Date: March 11, 2022
236 Pages
Genre: Horror

"Each precious thing I show you in this book is a holy relic from the night we both perished-the night when I combed you from my hair and watered the moon with your blood.

You've lost a lot of blood . . ." 

My Review:

"Ambrose: It's a terrible story.  There's no point to it other than to disturb the listener. Martyr: Sometimes that *is* the point."

Uff. Love the conversations between Ambrose and Martyr.  I found them utterly fascinating and now want to take some of their conversations and forge them with friends of my own.  The tone that is set between them from pompous and condescending to almost pure intellect without the empathy... took a little getting used to but I found myself curious to get back to their part of the story.

Now, it's difficult enough to write a book within a book, but a novella within a novella? What? Just HOW.  Also, I LOVED the novella within.  I was very much into that story than the other side and I absolutely was thrilled beyond about where that went in itself.  You'll just have to read this for that part alone!

I was a bit lost as to how this was all going to come together.  It felt very disjointed and I wasn't quite as *into* this as I was with the last two novellas I read from this author.  However, that's probably more of a me thing than anything else.  Once I realized what was going, I was once again impressed with LaRocca's genius.  I want to live in his gray matter for a few days just to see how things work.  DISTURB ME.

I can see why this is either a hit or miss for readers.  But, for me, it was worth the journey to get to the end.  A part of it reminded me of a movie I can't mention or it'll just give it all away. And, as always, a pure mind fuck. I will read anything they write. ANYTHING.


1 comment:

  1. I CANNOT wait to dive into this one soon! Killer reivew!