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House of Leaves

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Johnny Truant wild and troubled sometime employee in a LA tattoo parlour, finds a notebook kept by Zampano, a reclusive old man found dead in a ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.286
Adam

I couldn't agree more

by Adam on Sep 5, 2010

God it's like this guy purposely drags you through hell with the promise of a great book but little to nothing is achieved at the end. Clearly a novice author who had a great idea but ended up killing it over and over again by adding in TONS of useless footnotes that you cant help but read in order ... More

sarahkatherine

bigger on the outside than the inside

by sarahkatherine on Sep 24, 2008

too much style, too little substance. the story of the house lured me in and propelled me through to the conclusion but most of the book was filler. the excessive footnotes were distracting and annoying and added little or nothing at all to the story. as i was having to turn the book upside down and ... More

topazsfp

Amazingly detailed, suspenseful and compelling

by topazsfp on Feb 7, 2008

This is one of the few books that I consistently recommend to people. It frightened me more than anything Stephen King's ever put out, as well as sparking some fascinating discussion between my friends and me about madness, reality and perception. Basically, it's a book about a documentary that was ... More

Rubycanary

Great Gift

by Rubycanary on Dec 27, 2007

I was given this book as a gift (on a third date none-the-less), and have since given it to many people. That relationship didn't last ( I don't recommend giving a horror novel to someone as a first present), but it is a great present, especially for men that may be hard to find books for. Like ... More

Ohrenberg

Original

by Ohrenberg on Oct 17, 2007

House of Leaves will haunt you long after you have finished it. The author blends 3 stories together in a way that draws you into the book. By the end of the novel it feels more like an experience then a novel. House of leaves proves that Danielewski is very talented. More

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