Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #40

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper Blog where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wish-list for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wish-list and onto our wonderful shelves.
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
Paperback, 736 pages
Published March 7th 2000 by Random House
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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 is 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.
Well, I want this book because I’ve seen quite a few people talk about it, it has a following, and it’s rating on Goodreads is over a 4 star. The reason I haven’t picked it up yet is because it’s expensive! I hate paying full price for books and I haven’t really found this at a price I am willing to pay yet. I definitely don’t want to pay full price if I know it’s going to sit on my shelf for probably a long time before I get to it. It’s also intimidating! It has over 700 pages and some of the pages are crazy with words everywhere! I would really like to pick this up at some point though. There has to be a reason this has a following.
Have you read this book? What are your thoughts on it?


  1. I've not heard of this before, and 700 pages is A LOT! I hope you get it and thanks for stopping by


  2. This sounds interesting, and it is HUGE!!!!!!! Hope you get it soon!-Phil

  3. Oh, looking good! Never heard of it before but I like the sound of it.
    Hope you get it soon!

  4. This one is on my shelves to waiting to be read. Great pick!

  5. I've never heard of this one but it looks good! Hope you get it ;)

  6. Wow 700 pages! That is one long book! I hope you can get your hands on it soon.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)


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