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Oct. 23rd, 2006 | 03:00 pm

In fact a few eager intellectuals have already begun to treat the film as a warning in and of itself, pefectly suited for hanging whole above the gates of such schools as Architectonics, Popomo, Consequentialism, Neo-Plasticism, Phenomenology, Information Theory, Marxism, Biosemiotics, to say nothing of psychology, medicine, New Age spirituality, art and even Neo-Minimalism. Will Navidson, however, remains stalwart in his insistence that his documentary should be taken literally. As he himself says, ". . . all this, don't take it as anything else but this. And if one day you find yourself passing by that house, don't stop, don't slow down, just keep going. There's nothing there. Beware."
—Zampanò, The Navidson Record
—Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves

I just started this book and I don't think I can stop. I'm not sure what I'm getting myself into here.

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Xanthe

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from: rgdbxb
date: Oct. 23rd, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)

ya i bought that book a few years ago but i find it too intimidating to start. When you're done, tell me what you think.

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Alex P.

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from: wetzel
date: Nov. 2nd, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)

just start.

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Janet

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from: limnrix
date: Oct. 24th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)

It eats you, and then you hate yourself for being eaten by such dirty deconstructionist tricks.
Don't read his other one, it's about 7% as good.

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Alex P.

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from: wetzel
date: Oct. 24th, 2006 03:35 am (UTC)

well i already read a heartbreaking work of staggering genious and decided by the end that i didn't hate it.

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Janet

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from: limnrix
date: Nov. 2nd, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)

That's a different author, and a not entirely similar one... you know that, right?
What I am saying is don't read Only Revolutions. Someone described it as All Form, No Content.

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Alex P.

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from: wetzel
date: Nov. 2nd, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)

I know, I know, I was just saying eggers throws around the "dirty deconstructionist tricks" too, but I didn't hate him for it.

Although this labyrinths chapter is getting to me. Do I really need to read six pages of left-column names of buildings? Although props to him for mentioning shit at Berkeley . . . there's actually Berkeley references all over the place. According to wikipedia he went here for a while.

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thank you everyone's different

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from: conceptual
date: Oct. 24th, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)

It gave me nightmares!
I loved it

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Catamighty

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from: champagnesheik
date: Oct. 24th, 2006 01:48 am (UTC)

I tried reading it a few years ago, but it just resulted in morphing my brain into one huge question mark.

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