House of Leaves

Go down

House of Leaves

Post by ViceR on Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:47 pm



I'll be honest, I'm not much of a reader.
But this book.....this book right here.....is amazing. I can't even explain it, but it will suck you in and never let you go. You'll read it, say "What the fuck did I just read?" and then read it again. It will always keep you thinking.

I'll let Wikipedia explain it:

"House of Leaves begins with a first-person narrative by Johnny Truant, a Los Angeles tattoo parlor employee. Truant is searching for a new apartment when his friend Lude tells him about the apartment of the recently deceased ZampanÚ, a blind, elderly man who lived in the same building as Johnny's friend, Lude.

In ZampanÚ's apartment, Truant discovers a manuscript written by ZampanÚ that turns out to be a very academic study of a documentary film called The Navidson Record.

The rest of the novel alternates between ZampanÚ's report on the fictional film, Johnny's autobiographical interjections, a small transcript of part of the film from Navidson's brother, Tom, a small transcript of interviews to many people regarding The Navidson Record by Navidson's partner, Karen, and occasional brief notes by unidentified editors, all woven together by a mass of footnotes. There is also a fourth narrator, Johnny's mother, whose voice is presented through a self-contained set of letters titled The Whalestoe Letters. Each narrator's text is printed in a distinct font, making it easier for the reader to follow the occasionally challenging format of the novel."

No description can really explain what reading the book is like, you just have to experience it for yourself.
ViceR
ViceR

Number of posts : 216
Age : 29
Location : NoVA
Registration date : 2008-03-23

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: House of Leaves

Post by Bearshy on Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:38 pm

Yeah, I need to get this back from you, I still need to read it! Jerk!
Bearshy
Bearshy

Number of posts : 17
Registration date : 2008-03-23

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: House of Leaves

Post by ViceR on Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:43 pm

No way.
You'll never get it back, nor will the library. =D
ViceR
ViceR

Number of posts : 216
Age : 29
Location : NoVA
Registration date : 2008-03-23

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: House of Leaves

Post by Garheardt on Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:52 pm

I returned "Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets" to my Elementary School earlier this year. I took it out when I was in 3rd Grade. It was 7 years overdue.
Garheardt
Garheardt

Number of posts : 146
Registration date : 2008-03-22

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: House of Leaves

Post by ViceR on Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:56 pm

Garheardt wrote:I returned "Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets" to my Elementary School earlier this year. I took it out when I was in 3rd Grade. It was 7 years overdue.

Hahahaha, did the librarian say anything to you?
Or did you just drop it off and run?
ViceR
ViceR

Number of posts : 216
Age : 29
Location : NoVA
Registration date : 2008-03-23

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: House of Leaves

Post by Garheardt on Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:00 pm

She was like "Tyler! What are you doing here?, It's been a long while since I've seen you."

"Oh I'm just returning this book."

"Harry Potter?"

"Yeah, it's about 7 years overdue, Bye now"

She looked really flabbergasted.
Garheardt
Garheardt

Number of posts : 146
Registration date : 2008-03-22

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: House of Leaves

Post by Oh No Chastity on Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:54 am

Can I have the book?

I'll read it fast as a speeding bullet.

=) I pwomise.
Oh No Chastity
Oh No Chastity

Number of posts : 62
Age : 28
Location : Northern Virginia
Registration date : 2008-03-24

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: House of Leaves

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum