Saturday, March 05, 2011

Book: House of Leaves

This book provided an incredible experience. I took my time with it, maybe finishing it in three months or so. It reminded me in the basic skeletal premise to another book I loved, Jonathan Lethem's As She Climbed Across the Table, but much much darker and taken in an entirely different direction. House of Leaves is engrossing, substantial, and proves yet again the value of book as object.


Francis said...

On my list. I understand the disquistion takes place partially in footnotes, a technique used by both Nicholson Baker and David Foster Wallace.

jesusangelgarcia said...

This is a favorite. I love how the narrative rocks the reader back and forth between brain and body, cerebral and visceral responses. Like little else I've read.