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House of Leaves

House of Leaves
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Description: Amazon.com Review Had The Blair Witch Project been a book instead of a film, and had it been written by, say, Nabokov at his most playful, revised by Stephen King at his most cerebral, and typeset by the futurist editors of Blast at their most avant-garde, the result might have been something like House of Leaves. Mark Z. Danielewski's first novel has a lot going on: notably the discovery of a pseudoacademic monograph called The Navidson Record, written by a blind man named Zampanò, about a nonexistent documentary film--which itself is about a photojournalist who finds a house that has supernatural, surreal qualities. (The ... (more)
Manufacturer: Pantheon
Release date: 7 March 2000
ISBN-10 : 0375703764 | ISBN-13: 9780375703768
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"It's kind of hard to describe this novel. It's been called everything from a horror book, a love story, and a satire of academic analysis. My feeling is it is all those things. There were a lot of times I was terrified reading this but also times when I was touched by genuine human emotion. The book's footnotes and stories within stories demand to be read again. It's unlike any book I have ever read. It truly would be almost impossible to adapt to film or tv. The written word is where the true m"

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