August genteXt--Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

  • August 25, 2008 · 8:00 PM
  • City Beverage

By popular request--in August we are reading Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. Be prepared for an unflinching look at the human psyche through Dunn's bizarre premise and completely engrossing read. Art and Lily decide to create their freak show by genetically engineering children and lots of experimental drugs. Like all experimenters, Art and Lily did not anticipate their results. Reviews of Geek Love include descriptors like "spellbinding" and "brilliant, suspenseful, heartbreaking tour de force" (Publishers Weekly 1989). Reader beware, as author Douglas E. Winter said "Horror is not a genre, . . . it is an emotion."

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a lot of fun. I'm glad Elizabeth and I got to meet new people and share (opposing?) views on the book. The conversation was intelligent and compelling, bordering at times on confrontational- but I'm into being challenged. I feel it makes me a better person. Inherent evil, anyone?

    August 26, 2008

  • Jennifer

    So much fun to talk with new and interesting people!

    August 26, 2008

  • Josiah

    enjoyable as always!

    August 25, 2008

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