Great book...one of the many that I will get to once I finish Dance of Dragons...for ****'s sake...you would think that, since these Game of Thrones books are taking me so damned long to read, Martin would be done by now. At least with the newest one.
nothing incredibly special so far
After considering some two dozen books that were listed in this thread, and elsewhere, from other sources, I got my copy of Danielewski's "House of Leaves" from Amazon today. Splurged for the Library Edition with color.
It reminds me, in size and scope, at least, of "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" by Susanna Clarke (outstanding read imo). Whatever.
Here I go.......
Just finished re-re-reading "Chronicles Volume 1" by a Mr. Bob Dylan. I would love to spend a week in Jamaica with him.....just listening to his stories and takes on life. They ain't makin' poets/songwriters/singers/writers like Dylan any more.
You should stay up all night and read House of Leaves alone like I did Winsomemore! :good:
I thought it was wonderfully creepy and weird, lol, but like I said, a lot of people have disagreed with my opinion. :P
I want to read the new stephen kings book continuing the Dark Towers story.
It's really two stories. Truant's and Zampano's. The footnotes.......if I never see another footnote again it would be too soon.
Really, like you or someone else said, the best way to get through it is to read the Zampano story and then go back and read Truant's (the footnotes) story.
Danielewski can write wonderfully. Erudite is the word that comes to mind. He really had to schizoid himself to write in the Zampano character, and then, the Truant character. Polar opposites.
Thumbs up, though.