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Postby tonetripper » Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:45 am

I was very close to buying it. Might be next on my hit list. Expensive book however. Soon beefcake. Soon. :wink:
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Postby jute gyte » Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:21 pm

TheHipCola wrote:Thanks again JuteGyte!


anytime. now you can go to http://www.houseofleaves.com and check out all the hidden stuff they've found. anyone else reading, do NOT go there if you plan to read the book. it will totally spoil it, which would be very unfortunate.
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Postby thehipcola » Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:33 am

oooh...forgot about that. I specifically avoided that site while reading....thanks JG!

Have you ever read the companion work from the same author?
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Postby jute gyte » Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:36 am

TheHipCola wrote:oooh...forgot about that. I specifically avoided that site while reading....thanks JG!

Have you ever read the companion work from the same author?


no, i haven't. if i understand correctly, it's just a collection of all johnny's mother's letters, with some extra ones exclusive to that book. i'm wary of it because i've never heard it mentioned as essential on houseofleaves.com, and always kind of thought it seemed like a thinly-veiled attempt to cash in on the original book's success. if you read it and find that i'm mistaken, let me know.
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Postby thehipcola » Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:41 am

heh...that's kind of what my take was on it as well, and as such it will likely not ever grace my bookshelf.

unless, like you, someone tells me different.

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Postby Generic » Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:55 pm

Us singers and crative types might find this interesting: Mark Z. Danielewski is finally publishing the follow-up to House of Leaves this October. The new book is called Only Revolutions, and MZD is hosting open Internet auditions for people to play the two main characters in the audiobook:

http://www.houseofleaves.com/forum/show ... php?t=4460

I discovered this when I bought the recently-published full-color edition of House of Leaves, which contains both red and blue print, purple in the one instance where the text calls for it, and full-color illustrations in the back. But not, sadly, the Braille.

By the way, I read the book about nine months ago when I wasn't really hanging around here. And yeah, it's awesome.
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Postby anti-m » Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:06 pm

This book was a good one-night-stand, but I wouldn't marry it.

(In other words, thought it was fluffy, fun, and all-round an enjoyable read...but rumors of its depth are greatly overstated!)

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Postby thehipcola » Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:07 pm

A followup? Awesome. I thought this book was such a mindf@#, I almost expect to be disappointed by any further messing with it. But I'll buy it anyhow. :)
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Postby jute gyte » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:18 pm

It's not a sequel to House of Leaves, just his most recent novel. It's a lot denser than House. Good luck with it!
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Postby thehipcola » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:02 pm

jute gyte wrote:It's not a sequel to House of Leaves, just his most recent novel. It's a lot denser than House. Good luck with it!



yyyah. No kidding there, huh? Just bought it...kind of intimidated. I think I'm gonna put on the bedside table and just look at it for awhile, until it's ego gets itself in check. THEN I'll start reading it.

heh...I'm such a chickenshit, (remembering how arduous HoL was at times), I bought a magazine at the same time so I have something else to read while I work up the gumption....

Looking forward to it, yo.
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Postby thehipcola » Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:26 am

yah, it's making my head hurt. I'm not really sure what I'm reading. It's a strange sensation to soldier on in reading something you suspect you are missing the point of...., hoping that the bit that explains everything is just around the corner of the next page....

full points for creative presentation, though!

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