1 Northern Plunder: I aim to misbehave.: Wishlist Wednesday (24)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Wishlist Wednesday (24)


Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper where we can share books that are on our wishlist.

Geek LoveGeek Love by Katherine Dunn seems to be on every ones to-read list on my goodreads friend list.
GR: 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, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins . . . albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family’s most precious–and dangerous–asset.
As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the U.S., inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry, Geek Lovethrows its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same.

6 comments:

  1. OMG this book sounds so cool! :D I have to add this now.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. No worries at all, glad you saw something enjoyable :)

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  2. I have never heard of this one before, but sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for stopping by My WW!

    Janina

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  3. Love the sound of this book- good pick!
    Sounds very moving- hope you get to read it soon :)

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  4. I've always wanted to read this -- thanks for the reminder!

    Lisa
    My WW

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  5. I've never heard of this one, but it sounds cool (: Happy reading!
    -
    Leigh
    Little Book Star

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