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House of Leaves
Mark Z. Danielewski
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 2000



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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.

In 2000, the novel was made available in book form, complete with the original colored
words, vertical footnotes, and newly added second and third appendices. The story remained 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 is prepared to face the consequences of that impossibility, until the day their two little children wander off and their voices eerily begin to return another story of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough tears through their walls and consumes all their dreams.

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