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    Fanged Dandelion by Eric LaRocca | Book Review

    Fanged Dandelion is a horrifying collection of 20 poems that will not hesitate to put chills down your spine and search for hidden meaning.  It is seeping in a creeping sense of dread and dismay and the influence of characters through-out LaRocca’s career is a strong marker through-out.  The imagery and pulsating emotion are a siren call, it bleeds between pages, and the short snappy prose is hard hitting and uncompromising.  It’s a dismembered hand crawling out from its haunted pages, its successful in grabbing you by the throat and not letting go until the final story is committed to memory.  Eric LaRocca is an author who puts his heart…

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    Starving Ghosts in Every Thread by Eric LaRocca | Review

    I have a problem.  I really do not know how to articulate into words this review!  I know, I know it sounds super dramatic, BUT Starving Ghosts in Every Thread is a compact work of art!  The opening chapter had my mind running wild.  The beautiful narrative, in its almost poetic monologue had me captured like a fish on a hook!  Eric LaRocca has pushed the limits between horror and symbolism.  I had the distinct feeling that I was reading one thing but LaRocca was inviting you to look further, to peel each disturbing layer back until you had the full story.  Our protagonist, Teddy is a girl that is…