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Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
Geek Love
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3.86 35
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780446391306 (0446391301)
Publisher: Warner Books
Pages no: 355
Edition language: English
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Read All The Things! Reviews rated it
3.5 Geek Love
I’ve written and deleted this review so many times because this book has stumped me. I liked it, but I can’t say I enjoyed reading it, and that’s a very hard thing to explain. Geek Love is about sibling rivalry. The Binewski family uses drugs to give birth to deformed children for their freak show...
prophetsnake
prophetsnake rated it
5.0 An astonishing book
One of the best books I've ever read. Dunn's playful use of language in itself is endlessly entertaining. Everything about this book is engaging, the structure, the characters and not least, the story itself - deeply twisted and disturbing, and yet so fresh and full of life. One of those books yo...
hippieed perceptions
hippieed perceptions rated it
5.0 Stop what you are doing and read this book.
ARTURISM: A quasi-religious cult making no representations of a god or gods, and having nothing to say about life after death. The cult represents itself as offering earthly sanctuary from the aggravations of life. Small chalked graffiti, said to be the work of the Admitted, are found in many locati...
sarah
sarah rated it
5.0 Katherine Dunn: Geek Love
I absolutely loved this book. I wish all the novels I read were this complex, interesting, and intense. Why aren't there more amazing books out there by Katherine Dunn? It's frustrating to read such a great book and then find that the author hasn't published anything comparable since. I'm going to t...
LittleBookCove
LittleBookCove rated it
5.0 A beautiful tragic strange tale.
Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out–with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes–to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis K...
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