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17 January 2003 @ 12:05 pm
Shift Of Schedule  
Holy cats...haven't done that in a while. Last night, Di passed out as I was reading...'just for a little bit', I had said. And suddenly, it was morning. I'd been reading all night, and never even noticed....and wasn't the least bit tired from it. I finally MADE myself put the book down at 8:30, and just woke up.

What am I reading, you may well ask, that grabbed my attention so? House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski. Christ, man, something about this book just gets its hooks in you and doesn't let go. It's a little hard to read, in places, but well worth it...and nicely creepy.

I can't recommend this book enough...please read it.
ascaechoriel on January 17th, 2003 12:13 pm (UTC)

*jumps up and down alot*

Poe's brother! Haunted cd thing favorite book music DAMNIT CAN'T THINK
Kendallothiym on January 17th, 2003 12:25 pm (UTC)
So it's Poe's brother? Well that makes sense, then :) I was wondering how those two were connected.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on January 17th, 2003 12:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that makes a little more sense now.
Ms. Kittencutekelliekitte on January 17th, 2003 07:37 pm (UTC)
Poe's Haunted CD is in some ways directly corelated with that book - I've been wanting to read it but never got a chance...

You should pick up the album - I would not suggest dling it bc the album insert has a lot of cool illustrations and explains connections to the book and the connections to her father.

It is absolutely wonderful...one of my most favorite albums...
Ms. Kitten: Goddesscutekelliekitte on January 17th, 2003 07:44 pm (UTC)
I just added the book to my wishlist so I won't foret next time I'm not broke...lol

Thanks for the reminder!
Kendallothiym on January 17th, 2003 12:23 pm (UTC)
my $.02, offered with a grain of salt
That book had been recommended in so many places -- so I bought it and finally finished reading it. I just couldn't see what all the fuss was about, personally. The story about the house itself is fabulous, but the style in which it was presented (i.e. cut into with Truant's footnotes/autobiography and its flow constantly disrupted) just didn't work for me. Rather than appreciating the confusion and plot tension, I ended up just feeling like it was tedious and disengaging. I know that pretty much everyone else who's read it thought it was marvelous, though -- I think it seemed like it was trying too hard.
On the other hand, the Poe album Haunted which is meant to be a companion to the book... well that's just amazing. That, I would definitely recommend checking out.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on January 17th, 2003 12:36 pm (UTC)
Re: my $.02, offered with a grain of salt
Yes, true, Johnny's notes and stories sometime cut things up, and drag somewhat. Still, the 'house story' is keeping me riveted, and I can even enjoy Johnny's anecdotes, as long as I don't try too hard to interpret them.

Some of his 'part' of the book really snagged me, though. The letters from his Mom? Wild. Still, though, it's just the creep factor of the house itself that makes me unable to put the thing down.

And yes, I've listened to "Haunted". I've got most of the album on my harddrive.
Tyrantbitterreign on January 17th, 2003 06:34 pm (UTC)
Poe is actually his Step Sister, but close enough, but yes the book just plain ROCKS

Also On my list of MUST reads is anything from China Meiville (SP?)

Namely Perditio Street Station and it's non followup The Scar, fantasy/Steampunk with some odd twists
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on January 18th, 2003 12:38 am (UTC)
PSS I've heard of, and yes, want to read.
daydreams & scribbles: nazgul by illianadragon_moon on January 17th, 2003 10:09 pm (UTC)
That was an absolute wonderful and creepy read. Freaked me out, anyway, and there at the end I ended up reading it only in daylight. heh.