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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexisyque View Post
    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
    That book is amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adgy-san View Post
    That book is amazing.
    Yup. For a book with no pictures (minus the end reference section), it's pretty visually stunning too

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    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. :/

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    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

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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer06 View Post
    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.
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2716 View Post
    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.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer06 View Post
    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.
    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!!!!!

    And thanks for the recommend on House of Leaves. Just ordered offa Amazon. Sounds like a slice of fried gold.
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