Not for the squeamish or faint of heart, this brilliantly daring novel is shocking and delightful. Christina Moore's vibrant narration conspires with Katherine Dunn's evocative, energetic prose to shock us at seeing something of ourselves in these exotic characters.
©1998 Katherine Dunn; (P)1999 Recorded Books
Great character development!
I fell in love with the Protagonist!
I forgot I was listening to a book....
The F-ed up family fabulous
'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 most truly transgressive. It is a novel that explores what it means to be a freak. What is a freak? Who makes somebody a freak? How does a person become a freak? What is the life of a freak like? Do freaks love? Why are so-called normal people both repelled and grotesquely attracted to freaks? Katherine Dunn explores all of these questions and more with a refreshing candor and a remarkable amount of compassion.
Aside from being a powerful exploration of freakdom, the novel is also the chronicle of a family that is, in their own highly unorthodox way, as all-American as any other. As I listened, I experienced both the thrill of their rise and the pain of their disturbing disintegration.
Where Christina Moore, the narrator of this title, is concerned: I do not think I have ever heard a more lively or enthralling performance of an audiobook. Christina Moore brings each character to life through changes in pitch, cadence, tone, and diction. Her voice captures and conveys perfectly the range of emotions felt by the characters and draws the listener into the story, appropriately enough, like a slick and experienced pitch-man.
After listening to the final words of this novel, you may be disturbed, you may be heart-broken, but you will most definitely not be the same as you were when you started. That is a guarantee from my lips to your ears. So plunk down your two bits and step on in because you won't believe what you're about to see.
Say something about yourself!
great story.. it was hard to follow at time but only cause im slow.. got hooked and stuck it out.. good ending.. great book.
This was one of the best books I have ever read. The reader was unbelievably intuitive and added so much to the experience.
What I liked best was that I had never read anything like this in my entire life. It was brilliantly told, written and read. What else could a reader ask for.
All of the scenes relating to the "seduction" of Ms Lick by Ole.
I wouldn't dare touch the name
I have read this book before in print but I couldn't stay away from it. Miss Olly's story is amazing, though sometimes unbelievable. But I suppose this was a long time ago, and I am still entranced by it. Author Katherine Dunn you did great!
Scary me.. if you can!
The first hour I thought .. Oh boy this is going I suck - even the reader was killing me - but damn if it didn't get good. Not scary just weird as shit
all books horror. especially zombie
couldn't recommend this book highly enough especially for fans of adult horror. narrator does a fantastic job and the story is riveting
Outrageous, honest, and candid.
Chick, he is the perfect ever loving vegetarian. He would rather be in pain than cause it.
She is AMAZING! She makes it seem like you are in their world.
I cried a lot... But it was a good thing.
There is nothing quite like this book!
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