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.
Bought this for my boyfriend since he wouldn't stop talking about it and he was very happy. He says its a difficult read but very enjoyable.Published 3 days ago by Dalisse
I really, really wanted to love this book.
It's such a beautifully formatted book, and so much hard work has gone into it, but the story's just kind of blah. Read more
I can't seem to get through it. I didn't expect the book to be so odd. Like upside down writing and different colors. I can't be distracted when I read it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Vanessa1031
So you like this book, eh? Congratulations, you've just conquered the McDonald's of metafiction. Check out Infinite Jest or Pale Fire or anything by Borges, and you'll see how hard... Read morePublished 6 days ago by A. Maddox
AMazing work of fiction, I have never met anyone who read every word, but still haunting.Published 13 days ago by Steven M ONeill
A Film called "The Navidson Report" (Found-footage style) is written about in a textbook form by a blind guy named Zampáno. Read more
I've read a lot of books throughout my life. In recent years, I've had trouble mainaining attention on any one novel and find myself jumping back and forth between several books... Read morePublished 25 days ago by WhiteRaven22