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Katherine Dunn (1) (1945–2016)

Autor(a) de Geek Love

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15+ Works 6,813 Membros 170 Críticas 23 Favorited

About the Author

Katherine Dunn was born in Garden City, Kansas on October 24, 1945. She was educated at Portland State University and Reed College. Her first novel, Attic, was published in 1970. Her other novels included Truck and Geek Love, which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1989. She also worked mostrar mais as a boxing reporter, a columnist, and a poet. Her non-fiction book, School of Hard Knocks: The Struggle for Survival in America's Toughest Boxing Gyms, received the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Award in 2004. She died from complications of lung cancer on May 11, 2016 at the age of 70. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Katherine Dunn

Geek Love (1989) 6,138 exemplares
Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook (1996) — Autor — 245 exemplares
Truck (1971) 125 exemplares
Attic (1970) 102 exemplares
Toad (2022) 102 exemplares
Guyana (1996) 9 exemplares
The Cut Man 1 exemplar
The allies 1 exemplar

Associated Works

American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contribuidor — 462 exemplares
The Pilo Family Circus (2009) — Introdução — 375 exemplares
The Ultimate Frankenstein (1991) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature (2016) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Step Right Up: Stories of Carnivals, Sideshows, and the Circus (2004) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Nightmare Carnival (2014) — Introdução — 44 exemplares
Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth (2008) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
The Touch (2000) — Introdução — 29 exemplares
Desire Burn: Women's Stories from the Dark Side of Passion (1995) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



DNF. I’m not doing that to myself.

I asked my Facebook friends for book recommendations and added every one of them to my Want to Read list. This was recommended by someone I hardly know, who I now realize has far different tastes in books than I. (I have now removed this person’s other suggestions from my list. No hard feelings. Just very much not for me.)

Let’s just say I was expecting this to be a cutesy romance novel about nerds. I forgot about the antiquated origins of the word “geek.”… (mais)
jnoshields | 161 outras críticas | Apr 10, 2024 |
Impressionant llibre d'escenes d'assessinats. Fotos fetes per la mateixa policia i que generalment no es poden veure.
jrzaballos | 2 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
A very strange book indeed! The subject matter isn't for everyone, and some will find it repelling. I did become very attached to the characters. And the story went well beyond the main subject, exploring cultural oddities, fascination with the grotesque, what is normal, family dynamics, unconditional love, group behavior, charismatic leaders, and on and on.
jemisonreads | 161 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Self-avowed bookworms will likely relate to the following dilemma. I always feel a slight sense of shame when I think back on a book that I ranked as 4 or 4.5 stars a couple years earlier but can barely recall the plot or any characters. My hunch is that this won’t happen with “Geek Love.” The incredibly strange storyline, built around a cast of bizarre characters (we’re talking about a hunchback, conjoined twins, a boy with flippers for hands and feet, among others) will most certainly stay with me beyond the 2020s. The themes are compelling. Dunn nudges readers to ponder the question of what is normal and to explore unusual family bonds. In the case of the Binewski family, a troupe of carnival performers, their “contact with norms (normal people) was in dashes and flashes.” I can understand why many readers were turned off — even repulsed — by some aspects of this peculiar saga. But it worked for me, keeping me engaged, curious and even morbidly entertained for the most part. So why not a 4.5 or even 5 star rating? “Geek Love” seemed to lose its footing in the final chapters. Candidly, I was ready for the story to end at least 50 pages before its dramatic conclusion. But when this strange yarn finally ended, the literary journey was time well spent.… (mais)
brianinbuffalo | 161 outras críticas | Dec 23, 2023 |



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