Why this book?
House of Leaves is haunted. It’s long, it’s strange, it’s creepy. It’s about a house that measures larger on the inside than it does on the outside. A house that goes on forever. House of Leaves claws into your brain and sometimes you’ll want to hurl it across the room and other times you’ll feel like you need a nap, but then you’ll have messed-up dreams. I know someone who started reading it and stopped because they didn’t want the book in their house anymore.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
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,…