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Ry
9.28.07, 1:58 PM
Just started this a few days ago and I'm down to the last few pages (I read on the subway mostly) and MAN it's such a great book. A little on the disturbing side at times, which I appreciate, but really touching at the same time.

Anyone else read it?

lillies
6.28.08, 10:59 AM
I haven't heard about it. Who's the author and what's it about? I'm always looking for interesting books to read.

Ry
7.21.08, 2:05 PM
First, I apologize for such an insane delay in response! Yikes.

The author is Katherine Dunn and the book is basically about a family of "circus freaks", told from the point of view of one of the children. The father runs the circus and he and his wife found ways to purposefully make their children "freaks". It sounds kind of heartless but in the way the story is written, it's all out of a truly bizarre love.

It's a must read!