Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves

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Doubleday, 2000 - Experimental fiction - 709 pages
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Johnny Truant, wild and troubled sometime employee in an L.A. tattoo parlour, finds a notebook kept by Zampanô, a reclusive old man found dead in a cluttered apartment. Herein is the heavily annotated story of the Navidson Record. Will Navidson, a photojournalist, and his family move into a new house. What happens next is recorded on videotapes and in interviews. Now the Navidsons are household names. Zampanô, writing on loose sheets, stained napkins, crammed notebooks, has compiled what must be the definitive work on the events on Ash Tree Lane. But Johnny Truant has never heard of the Navidson Record. Nor has anyone else he knows. And the more he reads about Will Navidson's house, the more frightened he becomes. Paranoia besets him. The worst part is that he can't just dismiss the notebook as the ramblings of a crazy old man. He's starting to notice things changing around him... Immensely imaginative. Impossible to put clown. Impossible to forget. House of Leaves is thrilling, terrifying and unlike anything you have ever read before. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the James Tait Black Prize.

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User Review  - Madame Von Bee - Goodreads

This was not a quick read but it had that rare sense of discovery when you come across something original and different. The unusual and experimental structure was well executed, though I agree with ... Read full review

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User Review  - John Martinez - Goodreads

A very engaging read. I always wanted to see this as a movie. It could be made low or high budget. A story about family. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Mark Z. Danielewski was born in 1966. House of Leaves is his first novel.

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