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Attic are Ebook Have you ever had the radio or TV on in the background and it s some sort of talk program and you realize people are speaking but it s like the noise is just going strai

Attic are Ebook Have you ever had the radio or TV on in the background and it's some sort of talk program and you realize people are speaking, but it's like the noise is just going straight through you with almost no comprehension of what's being said? Well, that's close to what reading this was like. There were whole swaths where my eyes traveled over the letters and my brain whispered the words in my head and there was no connection whatsoever. I had to look up online what this book was about--some of it I actually did have right in my head, some of it I missed (or misread) entirely. It's a very stream-of-consciousness book about a young woman who gets arrested for check fraud and prostitution. Then the rest of the novel is about her life in prison with flashbacks to earlier times (I think that's what they were). She has an aversion to using the toilet in front of other inmates, has some interesting sexual impulses, and does indeed describe two fabulously imaginative scenes (one is a kind of perverse merry-go-round and the other is a dragon whose every secretion appears to be a candy or sweet of some ilk). Still, highly, highly, highly (and that's advancing the third "highly" from next month's stock) recommend Geek Love, but you can probably skip this one.-----------------------------------------------Words I Learned While Reading This Book:stroboscopic | transom | anopheles. Here is the slim, stunning debut novel from the acclaimed author of Geek Love Attic follows a young woman named Kay who has joined a cult like organization that sells magazine subscriptions in small towns When Kay tries to cash a customer s bad check, she lands in jail, and Dunn s visceral prose gives us a vivid, stream of consciousness depiction of the space in which shHere is the slim, stunning debut novel from the acclaimed author of Geek Love Attic follows a young woman named Kay who has joined a cult like organization that sells magazine subscriptions in small towns When Kay tries to cash a customer s bad check, she lands in jail, and Dunn s visceral prose gives us a vivid, stream of consciousness depiction of the space in which she s held As Kay comes to know the other inmates, alliances and rivalries are formed, memories are recounted, and lives are changed Based on Katherine Dunn s own formative coming of age experiences, Attic was critically lauded when it was first published in 1970 Now, it stands as an extraordinary, indelible work from one of our most celebrated writers.. A viral Books Attic Definitely not an easy book to read. The language was difficult, stream of consciousness, and did admittedly often lose me or leave me behind. But that didn't mean it wasn't still beautiful. Like an abstract work of art, you still knew what was being said to you, even if the language confused you. You still felt the same emotional response even if you weren't exactly sure why. I don't know how a story about a dragon who could shit chocolate cake could be sad and beautiful, but she was able to make it so. The book is called "Attic" not "Prison" and it's not about being in prison. It's about the character K, about her emotional and mental problems and her responses to the world. Like many Poe narrators we cannot tell when she is telling the truth and when she is lying, but even in her lies we see into her subconscious. It was difficult and beautiful and well worth it.
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    Katherine Dunn is best known for her beloved novel Geek Love, which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1989 She is also the author of the novels Attic 1970 and Truck 1971 A fourth novel, entitled The Cut Man, has been in progress for decades and was purportedly scheduled for a September 2008 release.Dunn is also known as a prolific sports journalist in the field of boxing, and has written several articles on the subject.

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  • Have you ever had the radio or TV on in the background and it s some sort of talk program and you realize people are speaking, but it s like the noise is just going straight through you with almost no comprehension of what s being said Well, that s close to what reading this was like There were whole swaths where my eyes traveled over the letters and my brain whispered the words in my head and there was no connection whatsoever I had to look up online what this book was about some of it I actual [...]


  • Definitely not an easy book to read The language was difficult, stream of consciousness, and did admittedly often lose me or leave me behind But that didn t mean it wasn t still beautiful Like an abstract work of art, you still knew what was being said to you, even if the language confused you You still felt the same emotional response even if you weren t exactly sure why I don t know how a story about a dragon who could shit chocolate cake could be sad and beautiful, but she was able to make it [...]


  • This was the most atrocious book I have ever read It really didn t even deserve an entire star and barely half of one I am one of those people who needs a plot, a coherent plot I m not even sure if this was written in an abstract manner The synopsis explains this is an autobiographical account of Dunn when she was arrested for writing bad checks and her personal experiences that followed, but the theme of the story kept going back to sex, with who or what was questionable The thoughts were fragm [...]


  • I LOVED Geek Love and was excited to read this but couldn t even get through it And it is a short book It was poorly written and impossible to follow Although I will say the scene with the marry go round of horses with penises that fuck the children, well, that stuck with me.


  • a kind of Acker Lunch Piercy s woman on the edge of time mash up of holy hell Abstract text that brushes up against realism in the hardest of ways, I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoyed Geek Love


  • All the steel is painted at the advice of some penologist with a psychology degree A cool pink A deceptive pink, to make us think we are remembering the hot pinks and livid reds of the outside while chilling even those memories, embalming theming s body in the deactivated fluids of the past This book is not like anything I ve ever read before If a defined plot is a must for you, you will hate this book If riding along on a stream of consciousness is just good enough, then there is a lot to love [...]




  • I hated this but felt compelled to keep reading Though this 1970 novel was relentlessly grotesque and usually incomprehensible, I was impressed by how modern it read, and how something so well written could completely alienate me However, there never was any explanation for wtf her dogsbody was, nor do I really want to know what it was Probably the imaginary carcass of the puppy she killed or the dog she left chained up to die What an awful woman Thanks a lot, Powell s Bookstore.











  • I read this after reading about it in the newspaper I did not like the book but soldiered on through it hoping things would get better but they never did Perhaps it was the style of writing.



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