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Attic Paperback – March 1, 1990

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 149 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (March 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446391522
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446391528
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,568,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Katherine Dunn is an award-winning boxing journalist whose work has appeared in many publications, including Esquire, KO Magazine, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Playboy, The Ring, Sports Illustrated, and Vogue. She is the author of three novels, including Geek Love, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. In 2004, Dunn and photographer Jim Lommasson won the Lange-Taylor Documentary Prize for their work on the book Shadow Boxers. She is currently associate editor of cyberboxingzone.com, an internet boxing encyclopedia and magazine. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 3, 1998
Format: Paperback
Very necessary for any Geek Lover. It's like an autobiography, with the most awesome strange plot lines twisted right in. Highly sexual, disturbing, intense. And it's all stream of consciousness, and it is so good. I personally like it a whole lot more than I like Truck, and it clearly belongs to a different genre than Geek. It's intense. In honor of my great aunt Eva, I give it three enthusiastic thumbs up.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Megan Dorrah on November 7, 2000
Format: Paperback
Being a big fan of Geek Love, I was happy to find Attic. I wasn't sure what to expect, and what I found was a mess of prose. You are inside the mind of a crazy woman who finds herself in strange places and situations. You are given a first hand view of her thought process -- run-on sentences, vivid imagery, and confusion. I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. After reading this book, I felt insane myself. Not recommended for the mentally unstable.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 13, 1999
Format: Paperback
Geek Love is one of my favorite books ever, but this novel seemed like a Kerouac-style ramble without a plot, compelling characterization, beginning or ending. Underwater misery with no subtlety or explanation.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Julie S Stemmler on February 2, 2000
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As Geek Love is one of my all-time favorites, I purchased Attic with high hopes. I was highly disappointed; it has some interesting passages, and some good character portraits, but it was overall a disjointed, self-indulging mess. Don't bother; read Geek Love again instead.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 21, 1999
Format: Paperback
Dunn on toilets:"...from thy septic whiteness, magnate and vagabond are indistinguishable...". The free-flowing, hyper-anxious prose reveals an atypical coming-of-age story, one that lacks the usual cliches and tortured self-observations indicative of the genre. Dunn's writing combines the uncanny humor of Flannery O'Connor with the deep human insight of Dostoyevsky. Read this book and get a glimpse--albeit hellish--into the human condition.
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