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House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
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really liked it

If you want plot, if you want traditional scares, this is not for you. It's far more about experience, atmosphere, and how we reflect myth. It's about the internal, both literally and metaphorically. Some scenes *are* scary, because it invokes feelings alternatively of claustrophobia and agoraphobia. I had some issue with Johnny's constant sleeping around and drug use, (view spoiler) but it was not enough to stop reading. The ending didn't really have closure, but for once I'm kind of okay with that. It definitely makes you think.
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Reading Progress

April 21, 2017 – Shelved
April 21, 2017 – Shelved as: maybe
November 2, 2019 – Started Reading
November 3, 2019 –
page 80
11.28%
November 6, 2019 –
page 140
19.75%
November 7, 2019 –
page 220
31.03%
November 13, 2019 –
page 408
57.55%
November 15, 2019 – Finished Reading

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