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For some reason, you will no longer be the person you believed you once were. You'll detect slow and subtle shifts going on all around you, more importantly shifts in you. Worse, you'll realize it's always been shifting, like a shimmer of sorts, a vast shimmer, only dark like a room. But you won't understand why or how.We'll have to take his word for it, however. As it's presented here, the description of the spooky film isn't continuous enough to have much scare power. Instead, we're pulled back into Johnny Truant's world through his footnotes, which he uses to discharge everything in his head, including the discovery of the manuscript, his encounters with people who knew Zampanò, and his own battles with drugs, sex, ennui, and a vague evil force. If The Navidson Record is a mad professor lecturing on the supernatural with rational-seeming conviction, Truant's footnotes are the manic student in the back of the auditorium, wigged out and furiously scribbling whoa-dude notes about life.
Cormac McCarthy, this guy ain't.
Truly an experience, mentally and, somewhat unexpectedly, physically as well, as the book uses page layout and text color as part of the experience.
It isn't a book to be read from the first page to the last -- It's more a story to be explored, and it's a story about exploration.
One of my favorite books. This is not an easy read! You will only get through it if you WANT to. There are many stories and plot lines intertwining and it takes paying real... Read morePublished 5 days ago by sharkle
This book takes form as fiction to the next level. There are so many layers that I'm sure I missed some. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Brandon Dolly
I was searching for a horror story to read and this book has come up on several lists on the internet. It also got a lot of great reviews. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Chrissy B
I had to put it down and pick it back up years later and I am happy that I did.Published 22 days ago by Daniel Courtney
How do you describe a book that you don't understand? It's true, I do not truly understand House of Leaves. I don't think anyone who reads it does. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Rebecca Trogner
So fun to work through. Haven't played around with all the forums online, though a quick scan indicates the additional conversations are more for fun than to really expose more of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by T. Yardley
I wanted to like “House of Leaves” more than I actually liked it. I had frequently seen it recommended on sites like Metafilter, lauded for it’s experimental approach and for being... Read morePublished 1 month ago by theuninvitedguest