Ð House of Leaves Æ Download by ¾ Mark Z. Danielewski
Ð House of Leaves Æ Download by ¾ Mark Z. Danielewski Totally infuriating It made me feel dumb, bored, and annoyed all at once If I want that, I ll date my first boyfriend again.
Years Ago, When House of Leaves Was First Being Passed Around, It Was Nothing Than A Badly Bundled Heap Of Paper, Parts Of Which Would Occasionally Surface On The Internet No One Could Have Anticipated The Small But Devoted Following This Terrifying Story Would Soon Command Starting With An Odd Assortment Of Marginalized Youth Musicians, Tattoo Artists, Programmers, Strippers, Environmentalists, And Adrenaline Junkies The Book Eventually Made Its Way Into The Hands Of Older Generations, Who Not Only Found Themselves In Those Strangely Arranged Pages But Also Discovered A Way Back Into The Lives Of Their Estranged ChildrenNow, For The First Time, This Astonishing Novel Is Made Available In Book Form, Complete With The original Colored Words, Vertical Footnotes, And Newly Added Second And Third AppendicesThe Story Remains Unchanged, Focusing On A Young Family That Moves Into A Small Home On Ash Tree Lane Where They Discover Something Is Terribly Wrong Their House Is Bigger On The Inside Than It Is On The OutsideOf Course, Neither Pulitzer Prize Winning Photojournalist Will Navidson Nor His Companion Karen Green Was Prepared To Face The Consequences Of That Impossibility, Until The Day Their Two Little Children Wandered Off And Their Voices Eerily Began To Return Another Story Of Creature Darkness, Of An Ever Growing Abyss Behind A Closet Door, And Of That Unholy Growl Which Soon Enough Would Tear Through Their Walls And Consume All Their Dreams It s like one of those very psychedelic albums from the late sixties, where they do all those funny stereo effects, and all that phasing or whatever it was called all great fun but you still had to have good songs It s about the story of the book about a film about a house, but let s not overcomplicate things The film at the centre of it all is called The Navidson Record , and so is the book about it And so is the book about the book about the film STOP doing that Hmmm well, the house story is pretty good yes, stolen from numerous genre horror books and movies, likeNo, not that one This one but it s not bad, sufficiently interesting, even a little bit creepy But come on, by no means edge of seat keeps you up all night,Come on, dear, get a grip actually I didn t know there was a remastered full color editio Looking for a spooky book to read around Halloween I was recommended this book by several others on a message board I frequent Quite a few people mentioned its brilliance and the fear it put in them.
After reading it I could not disagree The story is this a family moves into a home and begins noticing physical features of their house changing They begin to investigate, which leads to a new doorway and hall appearing where there was not one The husband, being a world class explorer and filmographer decides to document the new house and in doing so creates a documentary, ala The Blair Witch Project But the book has a couple stories within the story It is written from the point of view of some young slacker who breaks into this dead old man s house and takes the notes for a book the old dude is writing The book an This is not for you Or maybe it is House of Leaves is not an easy book to read It will not only challenge your ability to hold a weighty tome at numerous different angles for prolonged periods of time as you endeavour to read text which is upside down, back to front and shoots vertically or diagonally up and down the page, but it will challenge your idea of what a novel is and how a novel should be presented Normally I like to try and keep my reviews short None of you this is an assumption, but a fair one I think want to endure an Nth to the power of monologue about a book Generally requirements from a book review are fairly short is the book good, bad or ugly Does it contain anything that might engage you or enhance your appreciation or understanding of the spinning ball of rock to which you are curre Hey, is it just me, or is American Horror Story Roanoke episodes 1 5 a mega rip off of this Only those that have read House of Leaves can possibly knowAs avant garde as any novel s got the right to be It is all about condensing and expanding the parameters of the novel, heck, of the tangible object It makes a case of molding the form like clay doh a book is stationary no You open the book and a dissection, an exploration is made You are the surgeon all this takes is your time, your attention, your very personhood Can you imagine what Borges would have made of this House of Leaves A damn necessary read This will change your life in a compelling, unexpected way Trust.
5 5 stars I plan to do a video review of this soon, so look forward to that So there s a definite cult around this book, and I am one of the many who drank the Kool Aide and never looked back Here s a little anecdote that speaks to the possibilities of this book I was an RA my junior and senior years of college One year I had a good friend of mine living in my building, and upon one of her visits to my room I put The House of Leaves in her hand, telling her that she should read it A couple of days later I was in my room, awake at some unholy hour due to my vampiric sleep schedule, and there s a knock at my door As an RA this is a rather unsettling experience On the other side of that door could be a drug overdose, suicide attempt, food poisoning or any other host of problems we re warned about as RAs So tentatively I open
If you want to read mine, here you go House of Leaves isn t one of those tidy little things that holds your hand and wipes your bottom and tells you that you re special It makes you work, and what you get out of it depends largely on how much work you re willing to do House of Leaves is difficult at times, incredibly complex, occasionally pretentious, and view spoiler it doesn t neatly wrap up some of the biggest questions it raises hide spoiler