Passing On the Geek Love

Emily is now in the process of reading the incredible novel Geek Love: A Novel by Katherine Dunn. I had such a strong response to that book when I first read it (years ago) that I haven’t picked it up since. But it has stayed with me. Emily’s just written about it– and her words remind me of my own whirlwind of emotion when I first read that thing. Damn though … it’s such a damn painful weird awful book I don’t know if I want to subject myself to it again! Like I said to Emily in the comments over there: yes, the ending is awful. But there’s also a painful painful beauty to it. Redemption in the middle of a wasteland. Love – the kind of love that pierces you like an arrow. It’s unforgettable.

If anyone who reads this decides they want to check out Katherine Dunn’s amazing book, this incredible work of fiction – don’t say I didn’t warn you!! It’s killer.

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