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House of Leaves (2000) [Novel]
by Mark Z. Danielewski Rating: Weighted - 8.3 / Average - 8.4 of 10 (19 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth--musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies--the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children.

Now, for the first time, this astonishing novel is made available in book form, complete with the original colored words, vertical footnotes, and newly added second and third appendices.

The story remains unchanged, focusing on a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.

Of course, neither Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson nor his companion Karen Green was prepared to face the consequences of that impossibility, until the day their two little children wandered off and their voices eerily began to return another story--of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough would tear through their walls and consume all their dreams.

Original title: House of Leaves
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorror
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsPost-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental


Edition #1: House of Leaves

House of Leaves (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Funny, moving, sexy, beautifully told, an elaborate engagement with the shape and meaning of narrative." The New York Times Book Review
  • "One of the most ambitious, complicated, and eagerly anticipated literary debuts of the year, House of Leaves is like no other novel you've ever read." Newsweek
  • "A love story by a semiotician. Danielewski has a songwriter's heart as attuned to heartache as he is to Derrida's theory on the sign." Time Out New York
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Manifested in:

House of Leaves (March 7, 2000)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pantheon Books
ISBN: 0375410341
Dimensions: 7.2 x 9.5 x 1.8
Pages: 736

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