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Publisher's Summary

No one wants to be a victim, but most find the event too hypnotic to ignore. In order to save their traveling carnival from bankruptcy, the Binewskis are creating their own brood of sideshow freaks. Under Al's careful direction, the pregnant Lil ingests radioisotopes, insecticides, and arsenic to make her babies "special". As the oldest daughter, albino dwarf Olympia, puts listeners in the ring-side seat, her family's incredible drama erupts and spills over into the "normal" world.

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

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Excellent Narrator Good Story

I really enjoyed the narration. Ms. Moore did a great job of giving everyone their own unique voice and I thought she had a great choice for the main character as well.

The book was a really good change of pace for me but I felt like there was a lot of unnecessary filler. Over all I really liked it just could have gotten the point across without so much STUFF. Would still recommend!

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Yasssssssssss kween

Okay so this book made you feel like it was okay, or glamorous not to be normal!! I loved every bit of it. Had me anxious, and nervous!

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amazing

such a good book amazing and talented reader her voice is made the book better I have read this in paper form several times but the performance really made this book come alive for me thanks

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Convuluted

Not a happy story, plenty of "Man's Inhumanity To Man". The characters are richly developed, some are even likable, but there is too much evil in most of them to my liking. It gets three stars because I was able to finish it, and not return it. If I could have, I would have told myself to skip this one.

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Fantasticly Unexpected

Not at all what I was expecting. A fantastic story. A must read for sure.

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  • Kayla
  • Cincinnati, OH, United States
  • 06-27-17

Interesting Read

I was looking for something different, unpredictable and entertaining... This book was all of that. Very strange and in some areas disturbing, but very unique concept and interesting read.

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better in print.

Would you try another book from Katherine Dunn and/or Christina Moore?

yes

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

the episodes were creative.

Would you be willing to try another one of Christina Moore’s performances?

no.

Could you see Geek Love being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

yes

Any additional comments?

Tthe writing is too dense. Every word has a useless modifier, "froggish lips," for example. Then, being read at too fast a past it becomes very hard to digest the language and what is being said or what if anything is trying to be conveyed. The characters were not sympathetic. The point of the story escaped me.

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interesting & detailed thought

while unusual, I found this book quite thought provoking & as insightful as it is twisted

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Too weird!!!

I kept thinking this was going somewhere. It did...down hill. Extremely bizarre horror fiction.

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Amazing book with a wonderful narrator!!

Where does Geek Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 3--by far!

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved the first chapter where we meet the Binewski clan and I loved the ending!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I was sad to have to stop playing it. My family felt the neglect as I constantly had my headphones in around the house listening to Geek Love!