House of Leaves

736 pages

English language

Published July 6, 2000 by Doubleday.

ISBN:
9780385603102

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4 stars (20 reviews)

Nothing, in all it's entirety.

5 editions

Review of 'House of Leaves' on 'GoodReads'

5 stars

This is probably the strangest book I've ever read. One of those cult favourites where you'll either passionately love the book, or vehemently hate it. Everything depends upon how much are you willing to invest - when you have to read the words upside down or sometimes vertically, when there are pages after pages after pages of incomprehensible texts, when you lose control of story at every step of the way and wonder what's really happening, are the characters losing their minds or is it you - you have to remember that this is just a book. Nothing more, nothing less. Otherwise, you'll end up like me, obsessing over every tiny detail, wondering at midnight whether the emptiness and coldness you feel is just because the temperature is low or are there other factors in play.

I know. I sound paranoid. But this is exactly what the author intended.

On …

Review of "Mark Z. Danielewski's House of leaves" on Goodreads

4 stars

1) "This is not for you."

2) "A little while later, when we said goodnight, Thumper gave me a big, sweet hug. Almost as if to say she knew where I'd just been.
'You're alright Johnny,' she said for the second time that night. 'Don't worry so much. You're still young. You'll be fine.'
And then as she put her jeep into gear, she smiled: 'Come down and see me at work some time. If you want my opinion, you just need to get out of the house.'"

3) "Can Navidson's house exist without the experience of itself?"

4) "Audrie, however, claims Karen only flirted and her indiscretions never went further than a coy drink or a curt meal. She maintains that Karen never slept with any of them. They were just a means to escape the closeness of any relationship, particularly the one with the man she loved …

Review of 'House of Leaves' on 'GoodReads'

5 stars

A wonderful labyrinthine multitude of stories and pathways that reads more like an artwork than a book[1]. The sheer level of investment into writing what is essentially nothing at all is a fascinating experiment and has produced a monumental book.

[1] Also a psychological thriller, honed by the relationship to the abyss and the maze, and the crass notes of one Mr. Johnny Truant

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