Friday, 19 February 2010
LOVE THE GEEK
While we're on the subject of Geeks and Freaks. If anyone fancies a little light weekend reading we like the previously mentioned Geek Love. A brief synopsis below:
A wild, often horrifying, novel about freaks, geeks and other aberrancies of the human condition who travel together (a whole family of them) as a circus. It's a solipsistic funhouse world that makes "normal" people seem bland and pitiful. Arturo the Aqua-Boy, who has flippers and an enormous need to be loved. A museum of sacred monsters that didn't make it. An endearing "little beetle" of a heroine. Sort of like Tod Browning's Freaks crossed with David Lynch and John Irving and perhaps George Eliot -- the latter for the power of the emotions evoked. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.