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 Zampanò who investigated the story of the house and Johnny Truant’s descent into madness while editing Zampanò’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