June 14th, 2013, 01:47 PM #1401
House of Leaves: Mark Z. Danielewski: 9780375703768: Amazon.com: Books
House of Leaves
by Mark Z Danielewski
Probably the 7th or 8th time I've read this. It's spooky, heartbreaking, terrifying and all around amazing. I'd love for it to be a movie but with the two storylines and the non-linear stuff I think it'd be impossible
June 17th, 2013, 12:13 PM #1402
That book is amazing.
Originally Posted by alexisyque
June 17th, 2013, 02:54 PM #1403
Yup. For a book with no pictures (minus the end reference section), it's pretty visually stunning too
Originally Posted by adgy-san
June 17th, 2013, 07:04 PM #1404
I have been wanting to re-read House of Leaves, but I already have enough nightmares as it is.
Doesn't Mark Z Danielewski have or is going to have a new book out?
I tried to read Only Revolutions, but couldn't get into it. :/
June 17th, 2013, 09:27 PM #1405
It's called the 50 year sword. More of a short story. I'm disappointed in his later works, but HoL is just about as good as you can get as a rookie author. I doubt he'll top it
June 21st, 2013, 06:31 AM #1406
Aftershock - Andrew Vachss
As always, an entertaining read but usually similar characters and story lines. I still learn something every time, and I'll look forward to his next book.
I needed something new to read, so I'll have to check out House of Leaves. Thanks for that.
June 21st, 2013, 07:15 AM #1407
ok please don't flame me for this but did anyone read the new Dan Brown book yet? I haven't and dammit I'm curious.
June 21st, 2013, 07:47 AM #1408
Yes, I read it a couple weeks ago. I don't look up all the paintings and references, so I don't get super into it. Langdon is back in Italy and following Dante's Divine Comedy this time around. I still prefer Angels & Demons over all of them, but I got through this book pretty quickly. I read for entertainment, not to get into the symbology, and I was entertained. The one thing that really bugged me was the detail in describing certain buildings and such. I appreciate the descriptions on an aesthetic level, but when the characters are in a hurry to figure things out, I don't know why paragraphs are spent describing the architecture of wherever, because somehow Langdon is focusing on it while he's running by.
Originally Posted by jammer06
June 21st, 2013, 08:00 AM #1409
Sounds like I'll enjoy it then. Going to wait for it to show up in my local HPB store. I usually enjoy his little architectural ramblings as an aside from the story.
Originally Posted by Rob2716
June 21st, 2013, 08:11 AM #1410
What would anyone flame you for. The guy writes books that sell gazillions of copies. The ridiculous movie(s?) don't taint what, from what I am told, is an entertaining series. REGRET NOTHING!!!!!
Originally Posted by jammer06
And thanks for the recommend on House of Leaves. Just ordered offa Amazon. Sounds like a slice of fried gold.
Last edited by jerseydevil; June 21st, 2013 at 08:18 AM.