Read House of Leaves Online Free - 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.
|Title||:||House of Leaves|
|Number of Pages||:||705 pages|
September 21, 2017
~*~*~*UPDATE, September 2017*~*~*~ It's been nearly ten years since I wrote this review and I continue to be amazed by the response to it. I'm totally blown away by all the chords I've struck and nerves I've hit with this dumb thing over the years. I'm frankly a little embarrassed by it and I've...
June 23, 2007
So there's a definite cult around this book, and I am one of the many who drank the Kool-Aide and never looked back.
Here's a little anecdote that speaks to the possibilities of this book:
I was an RA my junior and senior years of college. One year I had a good friend of mine living in my building...
January 08, 2013
If you want a really good, insightful review of House of Leaves (that I didn't write), go read this one from Aerin.
If you want to read mine, here you go:
House of Leaves isn't one of those tidy little things that holds your hand and wipes your bottom and tells you that you're special. It makes you...
July 07, 2016
I plan to do a video review of this soon, so look forward to that :)
October 19, 2009
March 02, 2012
This is not for you....
Or maybe it is.
House of Leaves is not an easy book to read. It will not only challenge your ability to hold a weighty tome at numerous different angles for prolonged periods of time as you endeavour to read text which is upside down, back to front and shoots vertically or...
October 31, 2017
Hey, is it just me, or is American Horror Story Roanoke episodes 1-5 a mega rip off of this? Only those that have read House of Leaves may possibly know...
As avant garde as any novel's got the right to be! It is all about condensing and expanding the parameters of the novel, heck, of the tangible...
November 27, 2007
Looking for a spooky book to read around Halloween I was recommended this book by several others on a message board I frequent. Quite a few people mentioned its brilliance and the fear it put in them.
After reading it I could not disagree more.
The story is this: a family moves into a home and beg...
February 18, 2013
It's like one of those very psychedelic albums from the late sixties, where they do all those funny stereo effects, and all that phasing or whatever it was called - all great fun but you still had to have good songs. As you'll know by now, "House of Leaves" has more tricks up its sleeve than you...
December 20, 2012
"This is not for you."
*this will not follow the kind of reviews I usually do, so be prepared for a conglomerate of quotes, self-taken photos and annoying html text. Also this is quite long.
All right so not only was I completely mind-blown by this book, I was also overjoyed with the fact that I ac...