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woot! New novel by the man behind the exquisite and terrifying House of Leaves.
23rd Dec 2006, 14:03   | tags:

Tori says:

Do you flip it over or just read upside down?

23rd Dec 2006, 17:08

mat says:

It looks on first examination like two books, interleaved back to back and upside down (there is no 'back cover', just two front covers, one 'upside down'). The author recommends alternating between each book in eight page intervals.

Some passages seem to be in mirror writing, and I noticed one or two running in other directions as well. Some letters are printed in different colours/fonts, which suggests pulling them out may yield information too.

Also, going on his past form, just about anything could happen.

23rd Dec 2006, 17:38

Tori says:

I read House of Leaves.

23rd Dec 2006, 18:02

Blue Eyes says:

merry christmas

24th Dec 2006, 02:48

Laszlo Q. V. St-J. Xalieri says:

I was wondering if he gave his typesetters and layout people a break with his latest, but nnno.

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26th Dec 2006, 16:24

Louise says:

You could have told me! I told you about House of Leaves...

Guess I will have to wait till I return to the UK.

29th Dec 2006, 21:21

mat says:

I was going to, but after I'd read it so I make clever sounding comments about how cool it is. Anyway, you are on the other side of the world and stuff. On the beach. In the sunshine... :)

30th Dec 2006, 15:58

Louise says:

That is true. Let me know what you think though, I am very interested.

4th Jan 2007, 00:54

beth says:

how is it? i bought it today - totally didn't correlate it with this post when buying earlier and realised when i was checking back at rocks it's the same book.

looks like a bit of a head beater..

13th Jan 2007, 19:42

MaggieD says:

I assume there must be logical progression ... a friend of mine reccomended it ... but I could not get my head round it :-(

13th Jan 2007, 19:56

mat says:

haven't started this one yet, have a few more books in my to-read pile to get through yet. a "logical" (i, traditional) narrative is not exactly what I'm expecting. I suspect some of it will be encrypted in some fashion.

15th Jan 2007, 13:49

jaysusjones says:

Just got this - House of Leaves gave me severe nightmares/waking fears of being inside (or outside) which was highly confusing for me but very entertaining for my girlfriend! This one looks beautiful. I think I shall enjoy. Check out my therapeutic "bright long corridor" on my page.

19th Dec 2008, 18:23