Friday, April 15, 2011

House of Leaves

Sometimes the echoes of a book will linger in the back of my mind for a few days, popping to the forefront in odd moments. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski is one of those books. The book's format is unique because the story is made up of a man critiquing a book which critiques a movie. The footnotes of the book are part of the story. Each level of the book has characters dealing with their own disturbing issues. Its an intriguing, creepy book which somewhat defies categorization.

Our bookstore has this book in the horror section, but it isn't quite what one generally thinks of when considering horror books. Its a psychological thriller, the kind that sneaks up on you. I loved it for this very reason.

I recommend this book to those that like mind bending books. It is also for those that enjoy unique books that push the boundaries of what a book entails. This is a book for adults. Its a big book, so be prepared to set aside a chunk of time for it.

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