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Geek Love
Geek Love
Author: Katherine Dunn
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 Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780375713347
ISBN-10: 0375713344
Publication Date: 6/11/2002
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 124 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 32
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Helpful Score: 7
This is one of the most engrossing pieces of fiction I've read in years. Bought it for my girlfriend for Xmas a couple years ago on a whim, and by now it's been passed to everyone we can get to take it, we both have our own copies, and we highly recommend it to fans of bizarre modern fiction. I'd venture to say that fans of Chuck Palahniuk and his ouvre would definitely enjoy Geek Love.
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Helpful Score: 7
I expected to like this because dark and quirky usually appeals to me. Instead, I found this grim and the characters hateful.
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Helpful Score: 6
I had no expectations of this book, and found it quite surprising. I enjoyed the overall concept and story, although parts of it were a bit more disturbing and bizarre than I would generally desire in a read. An intriguing look into an - albeit exaggerated - sub-culture.
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Helpful Score: 3
If you like quirky characters -- this book is for YOU! Follow a bizarre family's carnival life. You can't turn away from them.
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Helpful Score: 3
A wild, often horrifying, novel about freaks, geeks and other aberrancies of the human condition who travel together (a whole family of them) as a circus. It's a solipsistic funhouse world that makes "normal" people seem bland and pitiful. Arturo the Aqua-Boy, who has flippers and an enormous need to be loved. A museum of sacred monsters that didn't make it. An endearing "little beetle" of a heroine. Sort of like Tod Browning's Freaks crossed with David Lynch and John Irving and perhaps George Eliot
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This book should be called FREAK LOVE. I'm humored enough by it though!
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this book was a little hard to get into, but i definitely recommend it. you can't go wrong with carny folk.


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