The Secret Loves of Geeks

The Secret Loves of Geeks

Cartoonists and professional geeks tell their intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring stories about love, sex and dating in this comics and prose anthology, a follow-up to 2016 best-seller The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (Hag-Seed), Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), G Cartoonists and professional geeks tell their intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring stories about love, sex and dati...

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Title:The Secret Loves of Geeks
Author:Hope Nicholson
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:The Secret Loves of Geeks
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:204 pages pages

The Secret Loves of Geeks Reviews

  • Molly
    Sep 24, 2018
    I just couldn't get into this one as much as the previous collection, so full disclosure- I did not read all of it. The points of view are important- many of them represent some overlooked and underrepresented groups (asexual, trans, nonbinary, etc), and I applaud them for existing. I ...
  • Melanie  Hilliard
    Jun 24, 2018
    It's interesting how so much of the conversation about sexual identity has changed within my own lifetime. Young people now have the words to describe who they are much more openly than twenty years ago. Beyond that, what struck me most about this book is the recognition of being comfo...
  • Mary
    Aug 20, 2018
    My favorite story was from Atwood but many of the others were inspirational, funny and sometimes even a little sad. It was a solid read overall. ...
  • Kelly
    May 20, 2018
    As dazzling as the cover! (Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through Edelweiss.) I can't believe I'm saying this, but I enjoyed The Secret Loves of Geeks even more than its predecessor, The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. I had Geek Girls on pre-order, something ...
  • Chinook
    Sep 10, 2018
    I really enjoy this series of books. A nice mix of essays and short comics. A diverse group of creators. Some sweet moments, some really real ones. ...
  • lauren ♡ (wonderless reviews)
    Mar 30, 2018
    i found this on overdrive and decided to check it out bc i just got a new library card and wanted to take advantage of it, haha. i enjoyed a lot of the mini comics in here, most of them were really cute and it was great to see so much intersectionality - there was queer poc rep as ewel...
  • Devann
    Dec 04, 2017
    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review If you liked The Secret Loves of Geek Girls then you will probably like this volume as well. While I'm glad that they did a girls-only volume first, expanding this volume to include everyone made for...
  • Alex Sarll
    Apr 25, 2018
    A sequel to The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, and not dissimilar except that this time boys are allowed in the treehouse, so long as they're not too smelly. Cecil Castellucci opens with a wonderful piece about meeting her first geek love in a six week queue for the The Phantom Menace. Wh...
  • Mehsi
    Apr 06, 2018
    A new anthology is here, sadly, I have to say it isn't as good as the previous book. :( I was definitely excited when I saw there would be another Geek book coming out, I quite liked the previous one, and so I was looking forward to this one. And I finally had the chance to order i...
  • Jenna
    Jun 18, 2018
    A fun blend of comics and prose that shows a wide range of geekdom, relationships, and identity. While some of the stories I could relate to more than others, they were all entertaining and wonderfully varied. I had hoped for a few more illustrated pieces, which might have just been du...
  • Pj
    Mar 26, 2018
    I'm of almost of two minds about this book. On one hand, compared to the first book, I identified more pieces as favorites. On the other, I think I found this collection, over all as more uneven than the first. Favorite Pieces: "My Phantom Menace", "The Horror, The Horror", "The 50...
  • Cat  (cat-thecatlady)
    Jan 20, 2018
    this was a good anthology but not as good as the first one. there's a disappointingly low number of graphic pieces, compared to the first title. some of the essays just weren't as interesting, as I ended up liking the few comic pieces a lot more. I especially liked "The Horror, The Ho...
  • Ash
    Jul 08, 2018
    Be still my geeky heart. ...
  • Kat Hulu
    May 02, 2018
    Mostly great! Faves were Dana Simpson?s ?Deceptively Normal? and Letty Wilson?s ?Smudged.? Also Gwen Benaway?s ?Being the Slayer,? but that could just be my Buffy bias. Could?ve done without the straight guys. Dr. Nerdlove? contributed the worst of the bunch...
  • Nat
    Dec 04, 2017
    Starting out the last month of the year on the right foot with this follow-up to 2016 best-sellerThe Secret Loves of Geek Girls. It's no secret by now that I absolutely adored said anthologywhen I picked it up last year.I even went back to reread my review recently and got to exp...
  • EruDani
    Nov 18, 2018
    La verdad es que estaba entre las 4 y las 5 ? pero es que hay textos que realmente equilibran el rating para arriba. Me re, y casi lloro... ALL THEM FEELS en un slo libro y que remueve muchos sentimientos. Lo mejor es que es tambin una recopilacin de autores que ahora qui...
  • Maia
    Jan 23, 2018
    I need to say right up front that I am one of the contributing authors of this book, so therefore quite biased. I received my advance copy yesterday and sat down to read the whole book in less than 24 hours. It was DELIGHTFUL. A lovely balance of prose and comics, each story highlighti...
  • Tina Olah
    Feb 22, 2018
    Another excellent volume, though I didn't enjoy it QUITE as much of the first one. I think, partly because it seemed much shorter, and also there weren't really as many stories that I could personally relate to (though, others may find the opposite!). ...
  • Tammy
    Jul 13, 2018
    3 1/2 stars really. I love the perspectives on the book, ones you get to see so rarely in published work. I found the readability and quality to be a bit uneven though. Some great stories in there but I didn't find it to be as thoroughly enjoyable as the original Secret Loves of Geek G...
  • Wolfram-Jaymes VonKeesing
    Mar 28, 2018
    I'll have to get back to this. Never thought I'd do a 'sneaky Goodreads visit'... ...
  • Daniela F
    Apr 15, 2018
    Queer and geek, this book turned me into a puddle of joy and awkwardness. It made me feel valid and utterly happy with every page, even the ones a tiny bit sadder. Worth every second. ALSO THE ART WORK IS PERFECTION!!! Also Doctor Who references. POTTERHEAD LESBIAN COUPLE!!! ...
  • Alicia
    Mar 07, 2018
    My rating is more like a 3.5, because of a few reasons. I read the first collection of stories and comics in The Secret Lives of Geek Girls, and easily fell in love with it. So when I saw that they put out another one I was really eager to read the new stories and lives these nerds had...
  • Brianna Carosi
    Apr 30, 2018
    I read a lot of content from these creatures, mostly their superhero and comic book so it was refreshing to see them do something so personal. The comics and prose in this anthology are beautiful and very personal. I was surprised to relate to so many of their experiences. It was also ...
  • Jodi Geever
    Jun 23, 2018
    I picked up and read this book on a lark. I chose it on the basis of its publishing house--Dark Horse--Team Whedon! This is a collection of standard text essays paired alongside graphic short stories. The volume is a collection, penned by various authors. I'd call this a work of non...
  • Kaleb
    Oct 15, 2018
    Positive reading of this, and a couple of the prose stories made me laugh out loud. The stories are steeped in either references from 90s pop culture or internet-based language and idioms from our contemporary culture (e.g. an essay on the variations of a meme). Good stuff, easy to rea...
  • BadassCmd
    Feb 23, 2018
    I loved the first part (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls) and I also love this book. Honestly, they're so great. There's both short stories and comics in this collection. While the first one focused on the stories of all kinds of geeky ladies and their experiences, we now also get the...
  • Chris Talbot-Heindl
    Oct 03, 2018
    I picked this one up at Denver Comic Con because it had Margaret Atwood, Chris Roberson, and Patrick Rothfuss listed as contributors on the cover. With the rainbow on the background, I had assumed that all the pieces would be LGBTIQ tinted or based, which wasn't the case. I'd say the o...
  • Cendaquenta
    Apr 18, 2018
    4.5? Great, diverse, humorous collection. :) ...
  • Daeus
    Jun 09, 2018
    Cute, deeply personal and honest, I occasionally laughed out loud and almost teared up a few times. Often it felt like reading (illustrated) journal entries during periods of identity formation, regardless of age. Exploring love and loss through nerdom was brilliant and made things mor...
  • Cara Patel
    Jul 28, 2018
    I found it really hard to give this book a rating as all the stories in it were incredibly short. I'm talking 3-5 pages short. I appreciated the diversity it contained, from ethnicities, sexualities, gender identities, etc, to the diversity of the format, from short stories to comic st...