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Geek Love

by Katherine Dunn

  • 132 Want to read
  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Warner Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages355
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7536486M
ISBN 100446391301
ISBN 109780446391306

Free download or read online Geek Girl pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in February 28th , and was written by Holly Smale. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this young adult, contemporary story are,/5.   Geek Love is not the easiest book to read in the world, because at almost every turn it is extremely dark. This is not to say the prose is cumbersome or complex. This is not to say the prose is.

  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/5(5).   Geek Love (Book): Dunn, Katherine: National Book Award finalist Here is the unforgettable story of the Binewskis, a circus-geek family whose matriarch and patriarch have bred their own exhibit of human oddities (with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes). Their offspring include Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of .

National Book Award finalistHere is the unforgettable story of the Binewskis, a circus-geek family whose matriarch and patriarch have bred their own exhibit of human oddities (with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes). Their offspring include Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan/5(). Geek Love, written by Katherine Dunn, is a somewhat obscure book probably due to its polarizing effect with critics, who have called it either brilliant or repulsive and disgusting. Tim Burton has expressed a desire to adapt it for the screen, but whether or not that will ever happen is still up in the air.


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Geek Love throws a punch.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Wonderfully descriptive Dunn [has a] tremendous imagination.” —The New York Times Book Review “Like most great novels, this one keeps the reader marveling at the daring of the author.” –Philadelphia Inquirer “Unrelentingly bizarre perverse but riveting/4().

Geek Love is an amazing book, audacious, moving, beautiful, substantive, creepy, upsetting, tragic and dark. So you think of yourself as different, an outsider, a freak in one way or another.

Well, maybe you are, but your differences would likely fade were you to compare yourself to most of the characters in this best-selling novel from 4/5(K). Geek Love is a novel by Katherine Dunn. The novel is structured as a memoir written by Olympia “Oly” Binewski, an albino hunchback dwarf, as she chronicles the bizarre story of her family of carnival freaks.

Her parents, Aloysius “Al” and Lillian “Lil, Lily, or Crystal Lil”. Geek Love isn't a perfect book (I was disappointed with the subplot involving Miss Lick; it seemed underdeveloped), and it's not one that I feel Geek Love book I can recommend lightly, nor to most readers, but it does tell an amazing story that put me through an emotional wringer, leaving my heart thumping or with tears in my eyes, and every emotion in 4/4().

Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set outwith the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopesto breed their own exhibit of human oddities. More. Geek Love Katherine Dunn, Author Alfred A. Knopf $25 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author Buy this book.

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Free download or read online Geek Love pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in March 11thand was written by Katherine Dunn.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, horror story are Olympia "Oly" Binewski, Arturo "Arty" Binewski.4/5.

'Geek Love' is a rare piece of fiction, one that lives up to its highest praise and proves wrong its detractors. Of all the novels and stories I have read that are included in the growing cannon of "transgressive fiction", 'Geek Love' is both the greatest of those works, and the one that is.

geek love By Katherine Dunn ‧ RELEASE DATE: Ma Like a collaboration between John Irving and David Lynch, this audaciously conceived, sometimes shocking tale of love and hubris in a carnival family exerts the same mesmeric fascination as the freaks it. After reading this, I sought out Tod Robbins' short story, "Spurs." Geek Love opened my eyes, both as a reader and a writer.

I admire Katherine Dunn for taking the leap she did to write this book. It easily became my favorite book read in and quite possibly one of my favorite books ever. I look forward to reading more of Dunn's work/5(16). The book is Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love, a dazzling oddball masterpiece published 25 years ago this month.

It’s the tale of a circus sideshow called the Binewski Carnival Fabulon that hits hard. Geek Love - Book 2: Chapter 4, Papa's Roses Summary & Analysis Katherine Dunn This Study Guide consists of approximately 42 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Geek Love.

Buy Geek Love (Abacus Books) New Ed by Dunn, Katherine (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). About Geek Love. National Book Award finalist Here is the unforgettable story of the Binewskis, a circus-geek family whose matriarch and patriarch have bred their own exhibit of human oddities (with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes).

“Geek Love,” published nearly a decade later, went on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies and become a National Book Award finalist in It was her third novel, after “Attic” in. Geek Love Summary. Geek Love is a novel by Katherine Dunn about Olympia Binewski, whose parents operate a traveling freak show featuring Olympia and her siblings.

Olympia Binewski is an assistant. Geek Love - Book 1: Chapter 3, Meltdown, Diving Into Teacups from the Thirteenth Floor and Other Stimulating Experiences Summary & Analysis Katherine Dunn This Study Guide consists of approximately 42 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Geek Love.

About the Book Geek Love: A Novel. by Katherine Dunn. Like many of the best American novels of the past fifty years, Geek Love tells the story of a family. But this image of family is misshapen and bizarre, a reflection cast back at us from the distorting surface of a circus mirror.

In a reversal of the conventional wish to produce perfect. Book 1: “Midnight Gardener” Book 1, Chapter 1 Summary: “The Nuclear Family: His Talk, Her Teeth” The narrator of the story, Olympia “Oly” Binewski, describes her life growing up in a traveling carnival, the Binewski Fabulon.

Her father—Aloysius, or “Al”—and mother—Lillian “Lil, Lily, or Crystal Lil”—deliberately bred their children to be carnival freaks through the. 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 lissome Siamese twins albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly 3/5().1.

Geek Love is preceded by an epigraph from "The Tempest," in which the magician Prospero says of the monster Caliban: "This thing of darkness I Acknowledge mine" ["The Tempest," ]. How is this quote relevant to the novel? In what sense is Geek Love about acknowledging one’s own darkness, freakishness, or otherness?.

2. Reviewers, even in praising Geek Love, have described it as. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn - Book Review - Duration: Hey Little Thrifter views. Geek Love Book Review and Discussion - Duration: BookishBrainClutter views.