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House of Leaves

by Mark Danielewski

This book is wicked. It's as fat as a premium edition bible but with better quality paper and is written in the most bizarre way - visually upsidedown cryptically collage-style hardly any words per page too many words per page speedy slow dramatic haunting. It's a book you have to tackle like a wrestling match rather than a relaxing read - but it's also very gripping. Literally. Makes a change from most of the complete tosh currently littering the bookshelves of Waterstains and public libraries.

Suggested by Andy Campbell, Stamford Lincolnshire

Tagged with: challenging compelling

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Comments

I read this about a year ago and I can't get it out of my head. I have recommended it to my more adventurous readers
Nun
Absolutely superb book in every way - well worth the effort.
Dan
 

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