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House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

In books on October 25, 2011 at 9:44 am

Some of the charm of Danielewski‘s House of Leaves is apparent just flipping thru the book – a number of different fonts (for different narratives), creative text flows/arrangements (often reflecting the story itself), colored text (various associations), foreign languages and appendices… This book has a number of different stories including a harrowing story about a family in a house of changing depth and size, stories about Zampan√≤ who investigated the story of the house and Johnny Truant’s descent into madness while editing Zampan√≤’s work. The book is filled with puzzles and contradictions – which are made even more interesting by the seemingly contradictory and untrustworthy narratives. Good stories, puzzles and creativity really make this book an interesting experience!

Rating: 4 of 5
First Read Date: 2009

Amazon – House of Leaves

House of Leaves – Forums
House of Leaves on a Mark Z. Danielewski Fan Site

CM

  1. This book was suggested to me by a friend for All Hallow’s Read and I picked it up last week. I’ve heard great things about it but I have to say I’m a bit intimidated by the pages and am just hopeful I’ll be able to decipher everything!

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