House of Leaves

House of Leaves

Book - 2000
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One of the most acclaimed fiction debuts of 2000, national best-seller House of Leaves influenced, and was influenced by, the music of POE, Mark Z. Danielewski's sister. Her highly anticipated new album, Haunted, which includes many songs inspired by House of Leaves, will be released in September 2000 by Atlantic Records. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2000.
ISBN: 9780375407321
0375407324
Branch Call Number: DANI
Characteristics: 705p. 24cm.

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MaxCW26
Oct 16, 2017

Unique book, it's not going to be for everyone but I really enjoyed it. While I was recommended this book for the horror angle there is much more to this book than that.

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jolieann0210
Jul 14, 2017

I'm still not entirely sure if I liked this book or not. I am sure it was an experience, and I'm glad I read it. I would recommend it to a reader looking for something new… And scary.

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jessicalynn113
Mar 10, 2017

By far one of the weirdest books I have ever read. I still don't even know how to interpret it. The content within the book is confusing and yet intriguing. You are definitely hooked just from curiosity. The WAY you READ this book is a completely different story. As the story progresses and becomes more difficult to interpret so does the layout of the words on the page. At one point I had to read the book upside-down and I got some weird stares from people lol. But it was good nonetheless.

VaughanPLKasey Nov 09, 2016

This is one of those rare volumes of fiction that works really hard to impose itself on your reality.

Danielewski brings us a multi-layered and immersive narrative that builds itself up around an unfinished manuscript discovered in a dead man’s apartment. The manuscript is a detailed treatise on an impossible documentary film, centring on a house that is, by all accounts, bigger on the inside. Moreover, it becomes quite clear that anyone who investigates house, or the film – or almost certainly the manuscript you’re reading – finds themselves haunted by strange and terrifying dreams and hallucinations.

It’s amazing slow-build horror, and an incredible work of art that depends on the specific physical format of the book.

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Brian E. Bennett
Oct 01, 2016

One of the craziest, darkest, and most interesting books I've ever read. The story is chilling, but not overtly so. The journey into Navidson's house (and ultimately, mind) is both thrilling and foreboding as the narrator tries to work out his own mental maze. The book will pull you in, so be careful. Highly, highly recommend.

The second time through didn't reveal a whole lot more than the first. The change I would recommend is to skim or even skip Truant's ramblings. I don't think they add a meaningful layer of depth and really they take away from the main narrative.

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idabean
Jun 30, 2016

This book is amazing. Do yourself and favor and BUY a copy. Mine is COVERED in notes, highlighting and pages markers. An amazing story that isn't for the impatient reader.

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Yoo_hoo5
Apr 07, 2016

I just didn't have the patience for this book! As I continued to read, it held my interest less and less. I'm glad many reviewers liked it. Unfortunately, you cannot count me in part of that group.

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violet_owl_156
Jan 28, 2016

I chose to do my book analysis on this and let me tell you, it was a TRIP. This book is beautiful, with the overlapping voices, the gradual shifts in writing, and the likeable-but-painfully-human characters. One note, it may freak you out a bit if you read it while tired, reality stops existing for the narrator after a while, making it hard from reality to continue to exist for the reader. I'd recommend this to anyone who likes Bachelard, and especially his "The Poetics of Space"

Kereesa Dec 04, 2015

This book is so meta and post modern, it'll make you puke. But in a good way. As you scan your room and closets for non-existence and god.

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advega718
Jun 15, 2015

I had enough of this book and just quit it. The writing was mediocre and the artsy embellishments were just overdone. Not believing the hype with this one.

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