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.
Caveat: I am not a native english speaker. Please excuse my idiosyncratic sintax and my english solecisms.
Firts of all: the ergodic aspect. Read more
This is my favorite book, ever. Every time I read it I find something new. No one else seems to be able to get through it though, and admittedly, it is kind of an undertaking to... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Beth
This book was worth the time. I will be honest, I rarely get that scared. I sometimes get frightened temporarily after a scary movie, but this book was an exception. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Eleanor Rackoff
This is perhaps one of the most disturbing books I've ever read. A very good read, but's it'll make you squirm.Published 7 days ago by G.J. Wise
This is one of those books that builds itself up so effectively that there probably isn't a way to end it in a way that will satisfy everybody. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Zachary Schreiber
One of a kind. This is a book to put on display. Extremely engrossing to read, or even just to look at.Published 10 days ago by Santos
This is more of an experience, than a book. Starts if somewhat slow but as the story goes on you'll find yourself getting more and more invested.Published 12 days ago by Nick Hradisky
I'd heard so much about this novel so perhaps my expectations were a bit high. However, as much as I wanted to love it, I found it trying way to hard to be "different" and... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Whitney P.
WHEN DID WRITING STOP HAVING TO DO WITH WRITING?
by Dr. Joseph Suglia
When did writing stop having to do with writing? Read more