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Geek Love
by Katherine Dunn | Other
Registered by shnedwards of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 3/5/2012
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by extheatra): available


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by shnedwards from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, March 05, 2012

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To read and take to Dublin. 


Journal Entry 2 by shnedwards at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, March 15, 2012

8 out of 10

What an extraordinary book. I finished it last night and I'm still speechless.

RESERVED for Dublin. 


Journal Entry 3 by shnedwards at Camden Court Hotel in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (4/13/2012 UTC) at Camden Court Hotel in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland

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Journal Entry 4 by faerie-glen at Ulm, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, April 16, 2012

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Sounds like my kind of thing!

Edit: Turn out it wasn't. I only read it through because it was like a car accident I couldn't stop watching. 


Journal Entry 5 by faerie-glen at Norgeshus (BC Convention 2013) in Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (4/19/2013 UTC) at Norgeshus (BC Convention 2013) in Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden

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Released at the 2013 Convention in Göteborg. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingmelydiawing at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Sunday, April 21, 2013

7 out of 10

I picked this up at the 2013 BookCrossing Convention to share with my friends back home at BCinDC. I read another copy of this book a little while ago and this is what I had to say then:

Al and Lil Binewski own a failing carnival, which they revive by creating a family of freaks though chemical abuse during pregnancy. Not just standard drugs, but pesticides, radioisotopes, and more. The story is narrated by their daughter Olympia, a bald albino hunchback dwarf, who often bemoans her relative normalcy (you should see her siblings). It’s a fascinating look at not only carnival life, but how we view physical beauty in general. Do we really envy those who are completely normal, or those who proudly display their differences? The description is raw, shocking, and painfully vivid, but like a carnival freak show, you just can’t look away. You have to keep reading, to get a better look, to see what they’ll do next. This is not the sort of book that will appeal to everyone, or even most people, but I really enjoyed it. If nothing else, it was very different from most other things I’ve read. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingmelydiawing at Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion and Grounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA on Monday, May 06, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (5/18/2013 UTC) at Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion and Grounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

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This book will be available at the BookCrossing table at the 2013 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 


Journal Entry 8 by extheatra at Gaithersburg, Maryland USA on Sunday, June 02, 2013

10 out of 10

I picked up Geek Love at the free book tent at the Gaithersburg Book Festival. I worked in a bookstore in 1988 when this came out, and I always wanted to read it. Funny, it just stuck in the back of my head all those years, but I never got around to it. It's a weird story, beautifully written, with a wild cast of bizarre characters. I was not disappointed - it was everything I had hoped it would be. I'm going to have a hard time letting it go, but I will set it free at my next opportunity. 


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