Here's my friendly advice to the world at large today. NEVER read Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. Holy fucking shit. Hate hate hate. I've never been moved to write hate mail to a living author. But I'm not going to because I'm sure she would be pleased by my reaction. You don't write a novel like that wanting to give people the warm fuzzies.

Don't get me wrong, it generally takes a lot to squick me, and I like a lot of disturbing books (for horror genre cred, my favorite Stephen King novel is Pet Sematary, okay?). But not sick, twisted, fucked up pieces of shit like this book. I would have stopped reading it but I thought that might be worse. If I'd known it was going to spring spoilers )

I've purged twice now--first on the phone with my sister and now via LJ, but still I think I'm going to have nightmares tonight.

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