March Book Club: Geek Love
Hello everybody. This will be the thread for discussion of the March book club book, [I]Geek Love[/I]. The official discussion begin date is March 19th, so I was thinking I would post a few questions every few days. Today's questions will concern book one of [I]Geek Love[/I], then book two in a few days, and so on.
If anyone wants to post something from beyond book one that's fine, but PLEASE include a message in the beginning of your post that warns of possible spoilers. I figure on March 19th that everything is wide open, so read the thread at your own risk.
Anyone who has no idea what this post is about or who has questions about this book club thing, check out the thread "Vote for the March Book Club Book."
Book 1 Questions for mind-blowing thought:
1. There is a huge time jump between the first chapter and the rest of book one. What do you think of this writing technique? Did it expose too much plot too early?
2. What were your first reactions on discovering the relationship between Olympia and Miranda?
3. Quote: "They thought to use and shame me but I win out by nature, because a true freak cannot be made. A true freak must be born." (20) What kind of birth do you think this quote is talking about?
4. Finally, Miss Lick. Does anyone ave any insight into what her deal is? That's kind of a dumb question, but I guess the character is pretty strange.
Also, just out of curiosity, I checked Amazon and saw a couple other books by Katherine Dunn. Has anybody ever read [I]Attic[/I] or [I]Truck[/I]? Can you tell us anything about them?