Baking for Bookworms: Buttered Popcorn from Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love

I wanted to choose a food from this book that reflected the circus atmosphere, and there are few foods that do that better than fresh buttery popcorn. The first mention of popcorn occurs at the very beginning of the novel, when the narrator, the hunchbacked Oly, describes the 'good days' of her youth at the … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Buttered Popcorn from Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love

Women Writers Reading Challenge #66: Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

There are some books that leave an indelible mark by dint of their incredible strangeness--books that startle and make you wonder how an author ever could have come up with it. This is one of these books. But it's brilliant. Geek Love follows the story of Oly, an albino hunchback who her parents deplore for … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #66: Geek Love by Katherine Dunn