Danielewski, Mark Z. -- House of Leaves

Bought because it looked like the weirdest book ever, but dauntingly so. Still haven't cracked it.


I appreciate that someone is still willing to treat typography as a fireworks factory rather than pavement. (Who was the last one -- Ellen Raskin?) This faux-documentary rendering of a surreal horror incident is entertaining if you're willing to put in the work to parse it all. The footnotes stack three layers deep. Note that while the horror genre's blends with F/SF take on the latters' emphasis on plot, the classic ghost story is not a novel, and neither is this. A Thing Happened.


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