Geek Love

A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)

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Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out–with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes–to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy ...Continua
Ha scritto il 21/01/10
life in the circus ain't easy
but the folks on the outside don't know
the tent goes up and the tent comes down
and all that they see is the show
and the ladies on the horses look so pretty
and the lions are lookin real mad
and
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  • 3 mi piace
Ha scritto il 29/01/09
One of my ultime favorites.
Initially I couldn't put this book down because the idea behind it was so disturbingly intriguing. I mean, a family intentionally poisoning their unborn children so as to create their own freak show!!!
I knew I definitely needed a break, though
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Ha scritto il 15/11/08
A man and a woman who own a circus decide that it would be cheaper to make their own "freaks" than to hire them.

A strangely intense book. I felt weird for reading it, but at the same time I couldn't be persuaded to put it down because I just

A strangely intense book. I felt weird for reading it, but at the same time I couldn't be persuaded to put it down because I just had to know what would come next. It's definitely a book you'll be thinking about long after you read it, whether it be in a good way, or with a strange fascination. I was telling my husband it's like seeing a car wreck on the side of the road... You don't want to look, but you can't look away. ...Continua

  • 1 mi piace
Ha scritto il 30/05/08
M-E-R-A-V-I-G-L-I-O-S-O
Ha scritto il 28/06/07
I loathed this book so. I normally eat through pages, but this took me forever to read, just drug on and on in all it's horrible glory. I rarely abandon books, and always remain hopeful that they will reveal some redeeming quality. I hated the charac ...Continua

Ha scritto il Jun 24, 2008, 07:11
Certe persone sono afflitte da una triviale normalità che è talmente evidente e imbarazzante che farebbero di tutto pur di sfuggirle. Ostentano comportamenti eccessivi e si autodefiniscono originali basandosi sulle eccentricità attualmente in voga. S ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Jun 24, 2008, 07:06
L'oggetto transitorio dell'eterna e incessante discussione tra i suoi grandi occhi a mandorla e le sue mani determinate.
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