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by Katherine Dunn
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 6 months ago
DNF @ 60 pages. Some books just aren't for me. This is one of them. No rating, no regrets, but no more time spent on this one either.
Death by Book Avalanche
Death by Book Avalanche rated it 2 years ago
So I've basically had this book out of the library for about a year now and I've tried and tried. I've read 100 pages but I just can't push myself any further. I don't know if it's the writing or the subject but it just doesn't keep my interest.Maybe I'll try again in the future but other books are ...
Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it 2 years ago
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 3 years ago
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 4 years ago
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 4 years ago
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 years ago
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...
deannahello
deannahello rated it 5 years ago
This book reminded me of a deranged Stranger in a strange land. While parts of it were riveting what stuck out most is a sense of nightmares. Towards the end I ended up skimming large portions due to boredom and disgust. If you asked me to describe Geek Love in one word the word would be unpleasant...
Jules
Jules rated it 5 years ago
Mild spoilers contained herein:Truly one of my all-time favorite books. I read it at least once a year and have lost count of my total reads. It's not one of those where I "find something new every time." It's one where I feel I'm slipping completely into another world that I know, fear, and adore; ...
Something clever I'll change later
Something clever I'll change later rated it 6 years ago
Thank god that's over. I had the book in my car multiple times to take back to the library but I really wanted to be able to say I've read it. It was very well written but that didn't redeem it much for me.
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