“Frank did not like him. He was a soft man, the kind that avoided gyms and red meat. The kind that would die quickly in the old world.”
Enter the lives of four Extremely Online cranks: Harv, a porn-addicted Internet marketer; Nick, an incel and momma’s boy; Frank, a far-right bodybuilder with anger issues; and Kate, a camgirl living off an army of simps. United in their love for a certain message board, they team up in an attempt to stop the FCC from ending net neutrality and threatening their supply of dopamine. The fact that they don’t know what they’re doing doesn’t stop them.
Harv and the Big Collapse is a comic examination of modern politics and Internet culture from the perspective of a man who’s paid his dues. Goddel M. Robert’s debut novel is a lighthearted and incisive look at the hopes, dreams, delusions, and crippling character flaws of the online personalities that we all know and love.
Originally self-published by Robert in 2019, Terror House Press is proud to bring Harv and the Big Collapse back into print.
“There is a warning with this book: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK! Why? Because this is a psychonautic look at the madness of anti-civilization, or what we call contemporary life. Author Goddel M. Robert writes like a madman, which is appropriate given the insanity that the re-strengthened neoliberal Leviathan promotes daily. Harv and the Big Collapse uses the creatures of our epoch—a camgirl, incels, and a right-wing bodybuilder—to attack and mock the world’s most powerful system, aka the Internet. At once a black comedy and an incisive commentary, Harv and the Big Collapse is a novel about mass democracy manifest, its spiritually unfulfilling quality, and the assorted losers who have the gall to go to war with it.” — Benjamin Welton, author of Sick Inside the Citadel and PANIC