wlfgrrl
wlfgrrl:

hello-delicious-tea:

willgrahamsstagdo:

eggsuckinguttertrash:

anybody read this?
i didn’t pick it to read right now nah i totes had a change mind so yeah i am reading it, but some input would be kind of nice because, well, it seems a tad odd
the way it’s set up
it was mentioned quite a few times in my internet perusing, and a lot of people were talking about how long/hard (i’ve been reading for 7 months…) of a read it is so of course i had to buy it
and i mean, it’s a big book, gotta be at least 500 pages (i didn’t check) but
just
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so yeah
any input you can give me on what i’m getting myself into here would be cool

This is the best book i have ever read, it took months to read it and i couldnt even finish it the second time round, i seriously recomend it though

This book is the bomb. It is awesome. It is terrifying. I haven’t yet had the leisure to just read the bloody thing start to finish, but it’s one of those books that you’re reading all haha this isn’t scary and then you look up and the walls are closing in around you and your hallway may or may not be there it might be stretching it might be shrinking it might be nice to close that door now. I went to the 7-11 to get a snack in the middle of reading this book. All the shelves had been rearranged. Nothing was where I left it. It scared the shit out of me, I had to take some very deep breaths here. And you would know why if you read this book, which could be catalogued as ‘architectural horror’.

Mark Danielewski’s sister, Anne, is the singer/songwriter Poe. She put out an album (a phenomenal album!) a while back called “Haunted” which is a companion piece/counterpoint to the book, including tracks such as “House of Leaves” and “5&½ Minute Hallway.” In fact, on the final track, "Hey Pretty" (Drive By 2001 Mix), Mark is included reading from his work.  Both book and album were created as a sort of therapy to reconcile themselves with their deceased father and, ultimately, say goodbye. It would seem that they had rather complex relationships with him, to say the least.
One of the many things I found interesting about Mark’s book was that in cases where the font changes, the type of font chosen is a direct commentary on the character/scene it is utilized in. It def adds a fun layer to figuring out what that correlation is! It’s not by any means a “light read”! lol

wlfgrrl:

hello-delicious-tea:

willgrahamsstagdo:

eggsuckinguttertrash:

anybody read this?

i didn’t pick it to read right now nah i totes had a change mind so yeah i am reading it, but some input would be kind of nice because, well, it seems a tad odd

the way it’s set up

it was mentioned quite a few times in my internet perusing, and a lot of people were talking about how long/hard (i’ve been reading for 7 months…) of a read it is so of course i had to buy it

and i mean, it’s a big book, gotta be at least 500 pages (i didn’t check) but

just

let me show you

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so yeah

any input you can give me on what i’m getting myself into here would be cool

This is the best book i have ever read, it took months to read it and i couldnt even finish it the second time round, i seriously recomend it though

This book is the bomb. It is awesome. It is terrifying. I haven’t yet had the leisure to just read the bloody thing start to finish, but it’s one of those books that you’re reading all haha this isn’t scary and then you look up and the walls are closing in around you and your hallway may or may not be there it might be stretching it might be shrinking it might be nice to close that door now. I went to the 7-11 to get a snack in the middle of reading this book. All the shelves had been rearranged. Nothing was where I left it. It scared the shit out of me, I had to take some very deep breaths here. And you would know why if you read this book, which could be catalogued as ‘architectural horror’.

Mark Danielewski’s sister, Anne, is the singer/songwriter Poe. She put out an album (a phenomenal album!) a while back called “Haunted” which is a companion piece/counterpoint to the book, including tracks such as “House of Leaves” and “5&½ Minute Hallway.” In fact, on the final track, "Hey Pretty" (Drive By 2001 Mix), Mark is included reading from his work.  Both book and album were created as a sort of therapy to reconcile themselves with their deceased father and, ultimately, say goodbye. It would seem that they had rather complex relationships with him, to say the least.

One of the many things I found interesting about Mark’s book was that in cases where the font changes, the type of font chosen is a direct commentary on the character/scene it is utilized in. It def adds a fun layer to figuring out what that correlation is! It’s not by any means a “light read”! lol