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Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski
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Feb 22, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: 2009, college, fiction, romance, experimental
Read in July, 2009 — I own a copy

Howdy there, O happy reader!
It is of the utmost
and most sincerest importance
that you understand
what kind of adventure
you will bestow upon your self
by undertaking and reaping
the novel that HOUSE OF LEAVES'
very own Mark Z. Danielewski has sown.

Sam and Hailey and Hailey and Sam
are two star-crossed lovers
driving across America and
through time as their love
blossoms and grows and yet
so do the country and times
they invade most irreparably.

It is the ambition and the bravery
that makes this labyrinthian puzzle book
worth sticking with, but the narrative:
a concoction of prose and poetry
TOGETHER makes for a story
so confusing and surreal so as to render
most of the book inexplicable and incomprehensible.

Worth gazing upon for severe interest
dear reader, but be warned:
it is a book most troubling, and
mostly impossible to follow.

Final Grade: C

ɔ :ǝpɐɹƃ ןɐuıɟ

˙ʍoןןoɟ oʇ ǝןqıssodɯı ʎןʇsoɯ
puɐ 'ƃuıןqnoɹʇ ʇsoɯ ʞooq ɐ sı ʇı
:pǝuɹɐʍ ǝq ʇnq 'ɹǝpɐǝɹ ɹɐǝp
ʇsǝɹǝʇuı ǝɹǝʌǝs ɹoɟ uodn ƃuızɐƃ ɥʇɹoʍ

˙ǝןqısuǝɥǝɹdɯoɔuı puɐ ǝןqɐɔıןdxǝuı ʞooq ǝɥʇ ɟo ʇsoɯ
ɹǝpuǝɹ oʇ sɐ os ןɐǝɹɹns puɐ ƃuısnɟuoɔ os
ʎɹoʇs ɐ ɹoɟ sǝʞɐɯ ɹǝɥʇǝƃoʇ
ʎɹʇǝod puɐ ǝsoɹd ɟo uoıʇɔoɔuoɔ ɐ
:ǝʌıʇɐɹɹɐu ǝɥʇ ʇnq 'ɥʇıʍ ƃuıʞɔıʇs ɥʇɹoʍ
ʞooq ǝןzznd uɐıɥʇuıɹʎqɐן sıɥʇ sǝʞɐɯ ʇɐɥʇ
ʎɹǝʌɐɹq ǝɥʇ puɐ uoıʇıqɯɐ ǝɥʇ sı ʇı

˙ʎןqɐɹɐdǝɹɹı ʇsoɯ ǝpɐʌuı ʎǝɥʇ
sǝɯıʇ puɐ ʎɹʇunoɔ ǝɥʇ op os
ʇǝʎ puɐ sʍoɹƃ puɐ sɯossoןq
ǝʌoן ɹıǝɥʇ sɐ ǝɯıʇ ɥƃnoɹɥʇ
puɐ ɐɔıɹǝɯɐ ssoɹɔɐ ƃuıʌıɹp
sɹǝʌoן pǝssoɹɔ-ɹɐʇs oʍʇ ǝɹɐ
ɯɐs puɐ ʎǝןıɐɥ puɐ ʎǝןıɐɥ puɐ ɯɐs

˙uʍos sɐɥ ıʞsʍǝןǝıuɐp ˙z ʞɹɐɯ uʍo ʎɹǝʌ
,sǝʌɐǝן ɟo ǝsnoɥ ʇɐɥʇ ןǝʌou ǝɥʇ
ƃuıdɐǝɹ puɐ ƃuıʞɐʇɹǝpun ʎq
ɟןǝs ɹnoʎ uodn ʍoʇsǝq ןןıʍ noʎ
ǝɹnʇuǝʌpɐ ɟo puıʞ ʇɐɥʍ
puɐʇsɹǝpun noʎ ʇɐɥʇ
ǝɔuɐʇɹodɯı ʇsǝɹǝɔuıs ʇsoɯ puɐ
ʇsoɯʇn ǝɥʇ ɟo sı ʇı
¡ɹǝpɐǝɹ ʎddɐɥ o 'ǝɹǝɥʇ ʎpʍoɥ
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message 1: by Hilary (new)

Hilary So far so good or..?


Sean howdy there o happy hilary!
the latest lyrical literary adventure
from the holder of the pen that
created the fabled house of leaves
is quite a book that will make you
go
-oh, that is most peculiar
or
-wow, this is most shittastic
be sure to read both parts of this
as both will tell the truth.



˙sǝıן ʇı
:sıɥʇ ɟo uoısɹǝʌ ɹǝɥʇo ǝɥʇ pɐǝɹ ʇ,uop
˙ʇı ǝʇɐɥ ןן,noʎ ɹo 'ʇı ǝʌoן
ɹǝɥʇıǝ ןן,noʎ ˙ǝɹɹɐzıq ʎɹǝʌ 'ʎɹǝʌ s,ʇı
'ssǝnƃ uɐɔ noʎ ǝɹns ɯ,ı sɐ 'puɐ
sıɥʇ ǝʇoɹʍ sǝʌɐǝן ɟo ǝsnoɥ
ǝʇoɹʍ ʇɐɥʇ ǝpnp ǝɯɐs ǝɥʇ
¿dn s,ʇɐɥʍ ¡ןıɥ 'ʎǝɥ


Chelsea Well played!


message 4: by Mike (new) - rated it 1 star

Mike Sean, Hurrah for your review - I found it far more entertaining - not to mention concise - than Danieleski's 'novel' (?) And this from someone who rates House of Leaves as among the top five works of horror fiction ever written.


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