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    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.

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    nothing incredibly special so far

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    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.......

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    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.
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    You should stay up all night and read House of Leaves alone like I did Winsomemore!
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    Quote Originally Posted by orpheus View Post
    You should stay up all night and read House of Leaves alone like I did Winsomemore!
    I'm taking it with me this weekend to Texas. I'll be there a week on business, so, I hope to draw the read out to around 5 days or so. Between the book and the WCF's I should have some interesting things to keep me occupied at night.

    Did you like it????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winsomemore View Post
    I'm taking it with me this weekend to Texas. I'll be there a week on business, so, I hope to draw the read out to around 5 days or so. Between the book and the WCF's I should have some interesting things to keep me occupied at night.

    Did you like it????
    You know, I really liked it. But it's the type of book that people either some to love or hate (not to mention just stop reading at all). I really like the strangeness of it all, which is heightened by the weird structure of the book. And...the interaction of voices that exist in the book...basically we get Truant's description of a manuscript, which in turn details a documentary of a creepy house..adds to the weirdness of the book and makes you question what exactly are we getting here and what states of mind were these people in.

    I thought it was wonderfully creepy and weird, lol, but like I said, a lot of people have disagreed with my opinion. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by orpheus View Post
    You know, I really liked it. But it's the type of book that people either some to love or hate (not to mention just stop reading at all). I really like the strangeness of it all, which is heightened by the weird structure of the book. And...the interaction of voices that exist in the book...basically we get Truant's description of a manuscript, which in turn details a documentary of a creepy house..adds to the weirdness of the book and makes you question what exactly are we getting here and what states of mind were these people in.

    I thought it was wonderfully creepy and weird, lol, but like I said, a lot of people have disagreed with my opinion. :P
    I read the first paragraph only of the Wikipedia entry for it and MD said that he agrees with a fan that said it wasn't a horror story at all, it's a love story. So......this should be interesting. I may start reading sooner because the Kings/Phoenix games will be a must watch.

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    I want to read the new stephen kings book continuing the Dark Towers story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orpheus View Post
    You know, I really liked it. But it's the type of book that people either some to love or hate (not to mention just stop reading at all). I really like the strangeness of it all, which is heightened by the weird structure of the book. And...the interaction of voices that exist in the book...basically we get Truant's description of a manuscript, which in turn details a documentary of a creepy house..adds to the weirdness of the book and makes you question what exactly are we getting here and what states of mind were these people in.

    I thought it was wonderfully creepy and weird, lol, but like I said, a lot of people have disagreed with my opinion. :P
    Well, I finished "House of Leaves" yesterday. It's a darn good read; challenging. But, I'm left with a, for want of a better word, fractured feeling.

    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.
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