A good question. All I can really do is to outline the basic premise and let you form your own praises/convictions by buying, stealing or borrowing a copy. And by the way, you should listen to Roach and berly when they wholeheartedly recommend this book.

House of Leaves began as a collection of pages on the Internet, and blossomed into this excellent book written by Mark Z. Danielewski.

And so it begins.
A man named Johnny Truant hears from a friend about this old man named Zampano. One day the old man keels over dead, and Truant and his buddy go to the old man's apartment. Inside they find a menagerie of knick-knacks...going along they find deep scratches in the wooden floor..and then they stumble upon it.

A collection of various notes and writings called "The Navidson Record". Based on a few films (appropriately named "Five-Minute Hallway" and "The Navidson Record"), Zampano's Navidson Record tells of the enigma surrounding the house on Ash Tree Lane. It outlines the truths and opinions behind The Navidson Record...It begins as a seemingly regular tale of brooding evil and true fear, but once the text begins to shift and you begin to follow the various footnotes made by Truant and the editors, the book takes on many different meanings. The eccentricity of Danielewski's writing style leaves the book aptly open for imterpretation.

I came to read this book expecting something normal, maybe a bit interesting but nonetheless normal. I began reading it and for some reason could NOT fucking put it down. It intrigued me greatly, and daily I still find myself flipping through the pages, among various Post-It notes, trying to search for the meaning of such-and-such allusion...

Even this review barely scratches the surface of what all House of Leaves contains....it's one of those things you just have to experience for yourself.

So stop reading this, and go fucking buy it.

You owe it to yourself.

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House of Leaves

Posted 6 July 2002, 8.55 pm by Jake

"How in the hell do you write a review for House* of Leaves?"-The Roach

A good question. All I can really do is to outline the basic premise and let you form your own praises/convictions by buying, stealing or borrowing a copy. And by the way, you should listen to Roach and berly when they wholeheartedly recommend this book.

House of Leaves began as a collection of pages on the Internet, and blossomed into this excellent book written by Mark Z. Danielewski.

And so it begins.
A man named Johnny Truant hears from a friend about this old man named Zampano. One day the old man keels over dead, and Truant and his buddy go to the old man's apartment. Inside they find a menagerie of knick-knacks...going along they find deep scratches in the wooden floor..and then they stumble upon it.

A collection of various notes and writings called "The Navidson Record". Based on a few films (appropriately named "Five-Minute Hallway" and "The Navidson Record"), Zampano's Navidson Record tells of the enigma surrounding the house on Ash Tree Lane. It outlines the truths and opinions behind The Navidson Record...It begins as a seemingly regular tale of brooding evil and true fear, but once the text begins to shift and you begin to follow the various footnotes made by Truant and the editors, the book takes on many different meanings. The eccentricity of Danielewski's writing style leaves the book aptly open for imterpretation.

I came to read this book expecting something normal, maybe a bit interesting but nonetheless normal. I began reading it and for some reason could NOT fucking put it down. It intrigued me greatly, and daily I still find myself flipping through the pages, among various Post-It notes, trying to search for the meaning of such-and-such allusion...

Even this review barely scratches the surface of what all House of Leaves contains....it's one of those things you just have to experience for yourself.

So stop reading this, and go fucking buy it.

You owe it to yourself.

*Apologize for not putting the word "house" in blue text as should be done accordingly."

Buy it at amazon
Jake
on 6 July 2002, 9.18 pm
That imterpretation stuff must be pretty exhilarating. I've never done it before, myself.


Alexander
on 6 July 2002, 11.01 pm
You do know you can modify your posts Jake? You numbskull.

OK, if I was a cam-whore (I'm not) who had massive pert breasts (I don't), House of leaves would be on my wishlist, pretty much near the top (under the complete Midnight Caller on DVD).

I WILL buy it. I WILL figure it out then explain it to Roach in a very patronising manner so he feels really stoopid.

This is my mission.


Jake
on 7 July 2002, 3.12 pm
I DO know that I can modify my post, but, I wanted it to stay nice and virginal.


DemonAnton
on 7 July 2002, 4.01 pm
Like me


Berly
on 7 July 2002, 7.49 pm
Well done Jake, my husband to be. I could never even attempt a review of the book. I currently own three copies of the book. They all have notes ALL OVER THEM. I'm on my 3rd reading of the text, and every time I pick it up, a new revelation hits me.

Alexander? You are a god, as far as I'm concerned. However, I doubt that even you will be able to hit upon every meaning in this book. Sometimes, I wonder if it truly means nothing, and we are all running about making something out of nothing....nevermind...just part of the madness that occurs once you read the thing.


Alexander
on 7 July 2002, 11.53 pm
I strongly suggest it's a well crafted wild goose chase, and articulated this to Roach once. He pooh-poohed this immediately.

Hmmmmmm the plot literally thickens.


Berly
on 8 July 2002, 12.56 am
Can you please say pooh-poohed again? That just makes me giddy. =)


grapey
on 10 July 2002, 10.28 pm
after hearing roach explain this book to me, i couldn't stop thinking about it for a couple of days. i still haven't bought it, mainly for the fact that i'm afraid it will take over my life.
well, that and the fact that i don't want to have to sleep with the lights on.
soon though, i'll be albe to resist no longer.
and then i will be one of them.


Jake
on 12 July 2002, 6.49 pm

JOIN US, GRAPEY. JOIN US.

And poo-poo makes Berly giddy.

Gross.


ls42hq
on 9 August 2002, 4.24 pm
Ive bought it and i now have a headache.....

I'll lend it to you alex as long as you write your notes on it!


freecirc
on 2 September 2002, 8.30 am
This book has been following me since 1999, and I am glad that I have finally bought a copy. Reading it late at night is really a great time, because no one els is around. And it's fun to let it creep me out every now and then, but some passage4s havre to be read and re-read, so concentration is key.

And yeah, one really must wonder after and whilst reading this one if we get too riled up about nothing. What do you spend your time ( all of it..) doing any given day? Grinders?


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