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    Quote Originally Posted by Winsomemore View Post
    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.
    It IS such a surreal book that opens itself up to interpretations regarding what is real which voice to trust (if any) and I liked losing myself into the strangeness of it all. ₁



    I also liked the footnotes because they seemed to play off academia and the need to cite and reference every single thing. And I can't help and think about Annie Hall (1977) where that guy tells that guy who's citing him that he knows nothing about his work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orpheus View Post
    It IS such a surreal book that opens itself up to interpretations regarding what is real which voice to trust (if any) and I liked losing myself into the strangeness of it all. ₁



    I also liked the footnotes because they seemed to play off academia and the need to cite and reference every single thing. And I can't help and think about Annie Hall (1977) where that guy tells that guy who's citing him that he knows nothing about his work.

    i see what you did there!

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    About halfway through. Excellent, as usual. I really, really love Rucka's eye for detail and the fact that he clearly does such a thorough job researching before he writes. Book is suspenseful as hell so far.

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    ****...I am done now. He needs to write friggin faster!!!!!!!!!
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    The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly.....I've finished the whole Harry Bosch series....don't know what I'll read after this.

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    Just finished the last book of Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan trilogy. Awesome!!!! SOOO much fun for a light read!!



    Now, onto some new O.S.C.



    This is the first enhanced e-book I've ever ordered on the iPad. Got it through the Apple store. Looks really good so far!
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    That OSC book was more like a short story. Only 100 pages. And quite honestly, not that big a deal in terms of the whole meshing of the Ender/Giant timelines.
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    Reading Jane Austen's novels right now, she's an amazing writer.
    If i start a book, i can't take my eyes off it until the very last page even though I've read it before

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBJ View Post
    That OSC book was more like a short story. Only 100 pages. And quite honestly, not that big a deal in terms of the whole meshing of the Ender/Giant timelines.
    When did he write that one? I don't remember it at all.

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