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Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
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House of Leaves: A Novel by Mark Z. Danielewski
House of Leaves: A Novel

Douglas Kent, August 4, 2012

Mark Danielewski weaves a trio of stoies in and out of each other, each one magical and engrossing in its own way. The narrator, who speaks mainly through footnotes, explains how he came upon the papers which he assembled into the book. Then there is the author, a deceased man who is reviewing film footage he could never have seen, and which may not exist. And then the story contained in the footage itself. Insanity and sanity, real and imagined, paranoia-based and supernatural twist like strands of DNA within this true work of art.

For added enjoyment, pick up the CD "Haunted" by Poe (Mark Danielewski's sister) which in its own way is a musical attachment to HOUSE of Leaves (HOUSE should always be capitalized when referring to this book). They were released at about the same time, and on one track (the "Hey, Baby" remix) Mark reads a portion of the book over the music.
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