The Freakshow - Bryan Smith I'm a sucker for carnie books but still haven't found one as good as Katherine Dunn's Geek Love.

Sadly I've given up on this one halfway through as it wasn't getting any better. It's just filled with disposal characters who we don't know enough about to care when they're getting tortured or doing nasty things for carnie/aliens who enjoy eating, tearing apart, experimenting, etc. on humans. The plot was thin, the writing not so good and as I said the characters just weren't compelling. I have too many books sitting here to be read to struggle with this one any longer.