[PDF] House of Leaves | by ✓ Mark Z. Danielewski

  • Title: House of Leaves
  • Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
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  • [PDF] House of Leaves | by ✓ Mark Z. Danielewski - House of Leaves, House of Leaves 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 anticipate
    Mark Z. Danielewski
    Mark Z Danielewski is an American author best known for his books House of Leaves, Only Revolutions, The Fifty Year Sword, and The Familiar series.Danielewski studied English Literature at Yale He then decided to move to Berkeley, California, where he took a summer program in Latin at the University of California, Berkeley He also spent time in Paris, preoccupied mostly with writing.In the early 1990s, he pursued graduate studies at the USC School of Cinema Television He later served as an assistant editor and worked on sound for Derrida, a documentary based on the life of the Algerian born French literary critic and philosopher Jacques Derrida.His second novel, Only Revolutions, was released in 2006 The novel was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award His novel The Fifty Year Sword was released in the Netherlands in 2005 A new version with stitched illustrations was released in the United States 2012 including a limited edition release featuring a latched box that held the book On Halloween 2010 2012, Danielewski conducted staged readings of the book at the REDCAT Theater inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles Each year was different and included features such as large scale shadows, music, and performances from actors such as Betsy Brandt Breaking Bad.On May 12, 2015, he released the first volume, The Familiar Volume 1 One Rainy Day in May in his announced 27 volume series The Familiar The story concerns a 12 year old girl who finds a kitten The second volume, The Familiar Volume 2 Into the Forest was released on Oct 27, 2015, The Familiar Volume 3 Honeysuckle Pain came out June 14, 2016, and The Familiar Volume 4 Hades arrived in bookstores on Feb 7, 2017, and The Familiar Volume 5 Redwood was released on Halloween 2017.Quick FactsHe is the son of Polish avant garde film director Tad Danielewski and the brother of singer and songwriter Annie Decatur Danielewski, a.k.a Poe.House of Leaves, Danielewski s first novel, has gained a considerable cult following In 2000, Danielewski toured with his sister across America at Borders Books and Music locations, promoting Poe s album Haunted, which reflects elements of House of Leaves.Danielewski s work is characterized by experimental choices in form, such as intricate and multi layered narratives and typographical variation.In 2015, his piece Thrown, a reflection on Matthew Barney s Cremaster 2, appeared on display at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.Official Yarn Ink apparel inspired by his books House of Leaves and The Familiar is now available through his official website, and Etsy.Read on his page enpedia wiki Mark_Z.


    UPDATE, September 2017 It s been nearly ten years since I wrote this review and I continue to be amazed by the response to it I m totally blown away by all the chords I ve struck and nerves I ve hit with this dumb thing over the years I m frankly a little embarrassed by it and I ve toyed with the idea of just taking it down all together, but I think I ll leave it up because it seems to spark conversation I would just like to reiterate that it s been ten years since I wrote this and I don t know [...]

    Jake Thomas
    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 slee [...]

    Wil Wheaton
    If you want a really good, insightful review of House of Leaves that I didn t write , go read this one from Aerin.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 neat [...]

    Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    4.5 5 stars I plan to do a video review of this soon, so look forward to that


    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 [...]

    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 may 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, y [...]

    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 filmograph [...]

    Paul Bryant
    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 As you ll know by now, House of Leaves has tricks up its sleeve than you can shake Jacques Derrida at, but not enough tunes There are two stories One s about this, you know, uh, what can I say house Okay, all right, it s about the story of the book about the film about the house to be [...]

    This is not for you this will not follow the kind of reviews I usually do, so be prepared for a conglomerate of quotes, self taken photos and annoying html text Also this is quite long.All right so not only was I completely mind blown by this book, I was also overjoyed with the fact that I actually had an excuse to use my page markers I had orange for quotes, pink for ideas concepts points in story, green for layout codes and yellow for footnotes and references as I m sure you all wanted to know [...]

    Stephen M
    I think this just about sums it up

    Totally infuriating It made me feel dumb, bored, and annoyed all at once If I want that, I ll date my first boyfriend again.

    I finished House of Leaves A synopsis of the book if such a thing were actually possible might go something like this This is the story of the assembly by one man, of the notes of another man, written on random bits of paper into a review of a movie actually a documentary film and the scholarly research spawned by the film The film is about a house owned by the photojournalist who created the documentary Or is it the house that owns himd his family Writing a review of this book at this point wou [...]

    Then no matter where you are, in a crowded restaurant or on some desolate street or even in the comforts of your own home, you ll watch yourself dismantle every assurance you ever lived by You ll stand aside as a great complexity intrudes, tearing apart, piece by piece, all of your carefully conceived denials, whether deliberate or unconscious And then for better or worse you ll turn, unable to resist, though try to resist you still will, fighting with everything you ve got not to face the thing [...]

    Henry Avila
    If I may borrow steal from Dickens , it was the hardest book I ve ever read, it was the easiest, it was the most enlightening, it was the most obscure, it brought daylight to the world, it brought in the darkness of the night Reading the upside down words, trying to decipher the silly footnotes, and the crossed out comments, making sense of the narrative, both of them on the same page, well you get my drift, some will be frustrated, the rest amused good luckAll the above is trueHouse of Leaves, [...]

    Kevin Kelsey
    He knows his voice will never heat this world If you ve ever wanted to read a novel about a group of editors who have re compiled a second edition of a book, that was originally found and edited by a slowly mentally unraveling tattoo artist apprentice junkie, and was originally written in a mixed media form by his junkie friend s neighbor and found when he died under mysterious circumstances , that is a written description, history and analysis of a found footage documentary that doesn t exist a [...]

    Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum 3.5 StarsAre you looking for a book with a plotline a little something like this If so, House of Leaves might be right up your alley.The simple synopsis and the only one you re going to get from me is this is the story of Will, Karen, and their dream home, told through various narrators I read House of Leaves before I started writing a k a imaging reviews I don t make a habit of going back and posting something for a previously read novel, but occasionally [...]

    House of Leaves is an experience I ve decided not to go into the plot, because it, they really can t be fully explained in such a limited venue as a book review Depending on how you look at it, there could actually be 5 different plots going on, perhaps , and again limited venue After mulling it over for a few days, I find that I m comfortable saying the following 1 The portions of the story dealing with the house itself were my favorites I think these sections were truly scary among the scaries [...]

    More than anything, House of Leaves is pretentious It does things against the grain just because they haven t been done before, not because they re necessarily good ideas The book seems to take pride in trying its damnedest to give you a headache, and then expects you to like it unless Danielewski is a sociopath, and wants people to suffer while reading this, in which case I ve misinterpreted.House of Leaves gives off the impression of a modern art experiment, daring you to say it s pointless ev [...]

    One of the reviews I read of this book compared it positively bewilderingly to The Blair Witch Project I agree, only I thought The Blair Witch project was primarily a ninety minute gimmick, and not particularly engaging, at that I should probably admit that I only made it 3 4ths of the way through House of Leaves before realizing that my skull appears larger from the inside than it does from outside Every person I know who has a brain currently, previously, or aspires to one day have a brain, wh [...]

    Thus despite rational objections, technology s failure is overrun by the onslaught of myth pg 335This quote that I have taken completely out of context is probably the best one sentence summary of this book that is possible within the fractured confines of human communication, thus I will resort to the grocery list format House of Leaves is a masterpiece of metafiction, told in documentary style I will attempt to unravel the layers of storytelling here, there are very possibly even than these I [...]

    Everything has been said but not everyone has said it yet Rep Morris Udall at the 1988 Democratic conventionI ve put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that s the only way of insuring one s immortality James Joyce in a reply reply for a request for a plan of Ulysses The thoroughly well informed man that is the modern ideal And the mind of the thoroughly well informed man is a dreadful thing It is like a bric a brac sh [...]

    Dan Schwent
    So, I liked House of Leaves but wouldn t call it great or brilliant I liked the concept of a cache of papers found detailing a possibly ficticious film about a house with impossible dimensions and the maze of mind bogglingly large size in its closet It was interesting but at its core it was a thin story propped up by gimmicks and pretentious nonsense I understand that the informational footnotes were supposed to make it seem real and the rambling narrator s footnotes were supposed to show his d [...]

    I finished this last night At about 1 30 in the morning Honestly, I have no idea how to even begin a review for this book I kind of have the same panicky feeling I had when people would see me reading and ask what this book was about I started blurting out incomplete sentences and even stammering all the while I knew there was no way I could convey the brilliance of this book in just a couple light conversational sentences I think that might be the same case here, so my apologies in advance Okay [...]

    MJ Nicholls
    Everyone s favourite stovepipe hatted feline loving formal innovator arrived in 2000AD with this quiet little novella starring Stretchy Font Man, Captain Kerning and Bendy Page Gurl Since then he has published a version of Finnegans Wake you have to drive and a book of blank space I read the whole thing minus the last 30pp or so of the Whalestoe Letters a tedious ripoffering from Diary of a Madman with the typography Gogol would have used had he been granted access to Doubleday s photocopiers an [...]

    I m sitting here trying to review this book, and I m coming up with nothing I ve been thinking about it off and on all day At this point I m tempted to just link to Tadpole s excellent review and call it a day, but I really feel as though I should say something After all, I loved this book, and I ve never read anything like it It s a heavily annotated version of a heavily annotated version of a factual record about a family who moves into a house in Virginia where something isn t quite right For [...]

    Wayne Barrett
    My first introduction to House of Leaves was a list of top Horror books in which, along with a few others, I promptly added to my trusty cell phone book list On my next trip to the book store I came across the book and, as is my habit, I carried it, along with an armload of others, to a nearby chair and started to skim my selections.When I got to House of Leaves I skimmed through the pages and immediately thought, Oh, hell noIf you haven t already, skim through the book the next time you see it [...]

    It is difficult for me to coherently and succinctly express my overwhelming hatred for this book not just dislike, but absolute, overpowering disgust but the sheer thought that people continue to naively read this and somehow leave with the impression they had just completed a masterpiece was too haunting, too shocking for me to continue sitting passively To read House of Leaves is to witness a microcosm of the downfall of society any semblance of truth and meaning is abandoned and replaced with [...]

    An Academic Analysis of House of Leaves by Mark DanielewskiThis book, written in 2000, makes it onto many notable must read horror lists 1 Publisher s Weekly Reading Scared, 2010, ranker List of Scariest Novels 2015, Guardian s Holy Shit, did I just read that 2006 and has been on my TBR for many moons, and what better time to read said genre but October There are those who tout the brilliant ambitions of this 700 something page tome 2 Wil Wheaton, review 2012, Hipsters, Hipsters, Everywhere , pa [...]

    Contrived and full of gimmicks A cut and paste job using ideas from Stephen King, Bret Easton Ellis and Thomas Pynchon with a few original ideas scattered amongst the stolen property Sure, it s pretty and an interesting mix between storytelling and graphic arts, but pretty shapes and colors can t possibly hide a weak sentence As I strain now to see past The Navidson Record , beyond this strange filigree of imperfection, the murmur of Zampan s thoughts, endlessly searching, reaching, but never qu [...]

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