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Katherine Dunn (1) (1945–2016)

Autor(a) de Geek Love

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15+ Works 6,816 Membros 171 Reviews 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 de Katherine Dunn

Geek Love (1989) 6,140 cópias
Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook (1996) — Autor — 245 cópias
Truck (1971) 125 cópias
Toad (2022) 103 cópias
Attic (1970) 102 cópias
Guyana (1996) 9 cópias
The Cut Man 1 exemplar(es)
The allies 1 exemplar(es)
Near-Flesh (short story) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contribuinte — 462 cópias
The Pilo Family Circus (2009) — Introdução — 375 cópias
The Ultimate Frankenstein (1991) — Contribuinte — 168 cópias
Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature (2016) — Contribuinte — 110 cópias
Nightmare Carnival (2014) — Introdução — 44 cópias
Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth (2008) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
The Touch (2000) — Introdução — 29 cópias
Desire Burn: Women's Stories from the Dark Side of Passion (1995) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



A book about the chicken-biting type of Geek Love. An engineered "freak", the hunchbacked dwarf protagonist Oly, tells the story of her childhood and teen years living deeply enmeshed with her family in a travelling carnival, interspersed with chapters of her life at 38.

It's a strange but interesting read for the most part, though at times, horrifying. The first third grabbed me, but later in the book my attention waned at times and I found the ending a little unsatisfactory. I'm not sure I like it very much.… (mais)
73pctGeek | outras 162 resenhas | May 21, 2024 |
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 | outras 162 resenhas | Apr 10, 2024 |
Impressionant llibre d'escenes d'assessinats. Fotos fetes per la mateixa policia i que generalment no es poden veure.
jrzaballos | outras 2 resenhas | 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 | outras 162 resenhas | Jan 22, 2024 |



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