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Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
Geek Love
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Lil Binewski, born a Boston aristocrat, was in her time the most stylish of geeks. That is to say she made her living by biting the heads off live chickens in front of a Carnival audience. This she gave up for doting motherhood, because she had her fairground- owning husband had a money spinning... show more
Lil Binewski, born a Boston aristocrat, was in her time the most stylish of geeks. That is to say she made her living by biting the heads off live chickens in front of a Carnival audience. This she gave up for doting motherhood, because she had her fairground- owning husband had a money spinning idea. Throughout each pregnancy Lil gobbles pesticides, experiments with drugs and douses herself with radiation to ensure that she prodcues infants grotesque enough to keep the turnstiles clicking. She does. Arturo the Aqua Boy is a limbless megalomaniac, Electra and Iphigenia are musically gifted Siamese twins with a penchant for prostitution and Fortunato is possessed of stange telekinetic powers. Their story- by turns shocking, tender, touching and cruel- is narrated by their sister Olympia. She is a bald, hunchbacked, albino dwarf.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780349100869 (0349100861)
Publisher: Abacus (UK)
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
0.0 Geek Love
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
1.0 Geek Love
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
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.
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