|Plot Summary of Geek Love|
A bizarre, compelling first person account of life in a travelling carnival/ religious sect. Olympia, the main character, lives and works happily as a lesser attraction (to the Aqua boy & musical siamese twins) in the family freak show. However, older brother Arty the Aqua boy's insecurities about being the star of his family begin to grow, and he begins to lead them all down a sinister route in order to fulfil his own needs & dreams.
This synopsis report prepared by Ali McCormick
This is a rather bizarre and disturbing story about a father who is so obsessed with saving his traveling carnival that he has his wife ingest drugs, insecticides, radioisotopes and the like in order to produce 'special' children with which to populate his side shows. Arty is known as 'Aqua Boy' because he was born with flippers, Elly and Iphy are siamese twins who have separate upper bodies, but share one set of legs, Chick looks normal, but is endowed with superhuman strength, and Oly, the protagonist, was born simply with albinoism, baldness, and a humpback. This is a story to make you see that even those who seem so unlike us are disturbingly similar.
This synopsis report prepared by Julie L.
|Chapter Analysis of Geek Love|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
Life of a profession:
Strong "rags to riches" component?
- vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- American American
- physical disability
- White (American)
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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