Cover of Geek Love
I like books and movies that really stick with you. When I first saw Barton Fink, I loved it and couldn’t stop thinking about it for a couple weeks. When I saw Mulholland Dr., I didn’t like it initially, but realized it was a damn good film when, again, I couldn’t stop thinking about it for two weeks. And, Geek Love is like that too — and like Mulholland Dr., at first I wasn’t sure if I liked it.
It’s a book I’ve always been aware of — when it came out, and for a long time after, it was ALWAYS in the local newspaper’s book section as a bestseller or given plugs as being people’s favorite book or whatnot. Seeing as I’m in Seattle, from the title, I always assumed it was some cutesy thing about IT people falling in love and, I don’t know, talking about Star Trek while awkwardly making out or something. Needless to say, I had no interest in reading it.