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The True History of the Elephant Man | Peter Ford, Michael Howell
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#nofemmeber #freakyfreaks

Playing catch up! This book is sitting on my unread shelf and I promise I‘m going to get to you next year! I watched David Lynch‘s movie The Elephant Man as a child and was so moved by Joseph‘s plight. For most of history society has been afraid of and ridiculed and isolated deformity (as well as other health issues that have been treated as “horrific”). Health is another source of diversity we need to understand 💕

Billypar Loved the Lynch film, and it would be interesting to hear more about the real story, sad as it must be. 14mo
Cathythoughts I loved this movie too ... I can still remember it years later 👍🏻♥️ 14mo
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DAY 24: Cooger & Dark‘s Pandemonium Shadow Show = #freakyfreaks


Billypar I never actually knew what this was about, only the title. Sounds intriguing from the description! 14mo
britt_brooke @Billypar I didn‘t care for it myself, but I know a lot of folks who loved it. 14mo
Cinfhen This actually sounds good. What genre would you put it under??? 14mo
Cinfhen I‘m loving the image you used as well...what‘s it from???? 14mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen It‘s considered dark fantasy and/or horror, but I found it cheesy rather than scary. I forgot to credit the photo, but it‘s a scene from the 1983 film (which looks better than the book, IMO). 🙈 (edited) 14mo
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The Fortress of Solitude | Jonathan Lethem
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#FreakyFreaks There's a lot going on in this coming of age tale of two friends in '70s Brooklyn. Both face different realities due to racial factors of the time (one is black, the other white), but a magic ring gives them superpowers and also the chance to transcend some of those realities (with varying degrees of success). As a newer female rapper in a male-dominated arena, Kamaiyah faces similar challenges, but hopefully she can rise above them!

Cinfhen 🤘🏽🎤 14mo
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Mel Barry, ex-military cop, was the daughter of a Fat Lady in a carnival freakshow. When her estranged adopted father calls on her for help, she returns home.

🎉I actually own a book with a #femaledetective for #booked2019 (seriously- Just the one!) This was pub'd by Fahrenheit Press - sweary fun to follow on Twitter, but I haven't always loved their books so 🤞.Kriel (author) grew up in the circus as a clown & acrobat.

#freakyfreaks #nofemmeber

MayJasper Great title. Piques the curiosity. 14mo
Cinfhen Sounds like this one can go either direction....hope it‘s North👆🏽🤞🏼🤞🏼 14mo
Billypar Wow- interesting author background- I wonder how it influenced his perspective on the material. 14mo
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Does this qualify for #freakyfreaks in a novel? 😬


kspenmoll Yes!!! 14mo
Aims42 🤣🤣🤣 14mo
AmyG Oh please, oh please, oh please 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 14mo
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Freaks: Alive, on the Inside! | Annette Curtis Klause
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Day 24 - #freakyfreaks #nofemmeber

I've been broke all my life
Now wonder
How does it feel to be rich?
How does it feel to be rich?
I done worked all my life
Now wonder
How does it feel to just live?
How does it feel to just live?

kspenmoll Love this! Thanks for sharing! 14mo
Billypar 🎶🎤👄👏🎶 14mo
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The Elementals | Michael McDowell
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Some of the characters in this book are complete #FreakyFreaks ! #NoFemmeber

Cathythoughts Definitely 😱😱😱 14mo
Cinfhen True!!!! Good choice 😂😂😂 14mo
Billypar Everyone from the buddy read had me wanting to read this one- maybe for Halloween 2019 🎃 14mo
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Eileen: A Novel | Ottessa Moshfegh
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#NoFemmeBer #Freakyfreaks there are a lot of #freakyfreaks in this book , but I have to say I love Eileen..... with Eileen you walk on a tightrope- that borderline edge of comedy & poignancy & brilliant truth.
It‘s safe to say I‘m loving this book ... not over yet though ...

TrishB I can tell you‘re loving it 💕 14mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB oh yes 👍🏻❤️ 14mo
Cinfhen I tried this one and it wasn‘t clicking with me. Glad you‘re enjoying so much 💚 14mo
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Books !!! Go figure 🤷🏻‍♀️... ( I am loving it .... that‘s the way it goes with us readers. 😘♥️ 14mo
Leftcoastzen It was an odd one ,but I liked it. 14mo
Cathythoughts @Leftcoastzen very odd one. I did like it too. But the end was hard going.... 14mo
TheBookStacker Surprisingly Moshfegh has become a favorite author of mine. Her books are so bizarre. 14mo
Cathythoughts @TheBookStacker yes I think she is really good. I‘ll look forward to her next one ... 👍🏻❤️ 14mo
Billypar Good time of year for fireside reading! Looking forward to ending the year on this one. 14mo
CarolynM I found the last part of the book totally unbelievable which was a shame because the character and the set up were really interesting 14mo
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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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A family with their own freak show.
#NoFemmeber #freakyfreaks

Billypar This is one I'm really excited to read based on all I've heard! 14mo
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Cathythoughts Great choice 👍🏻❤️ 14mo
julesG I might need to read this. 😉 14mo
Billypar First-hand accounts of living with something like Asperger's are so important, especially for teens. Good find! ☺️ 14mo
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