August 25, 2008 · 8:00 PM
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."