History Literature / HouseOfLeaves

11th Dec '17 11:20:38 PM LB7979
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* RainbowSpeak: The book itself, which colors various words (such as "house" always appearing in blue).

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* RainbowSpeak: The book itself, which colors various words (such as In the book, the majority of the text is printed in the usual black but the word "house" is always appearing printed in blue).blue, and parts of the text are printed in red (parts that the In Universe editors stroke through, and anything referring to the Minotaur).
20th Nov '17 6:54:54 AM LB7979
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[[caption-width-right:217: You cannot leave the [[EldritchLocation house]].]]

->''"It's a book about a book about a film about a house that is a labyrinth. In short, it's a book that is a labyrinth."''
-->-- '''One review of the book'''

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[[caption-width-right:217: You cannot leave the [[EldritchLocation house]].[[caption-width-right:217:This is not for you.]]

->''"It's a book about a book about a film about a house that is a labyrinth. ->Picture that. In short, it's a book that is a labyrinth."''
-->-- '''One review of the book'''

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your dreams.
30th Oct '17 1:27:47 AM LB7979
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%% Use the following to spell Zampano right:
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24th Oct '17 9:25:54 AM KingLyger
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''[[EldritchLocation House]] of Leaves'' is a 2000 novel by Creator/MarkZDanielewski. It's about [[LemonyNarrator Johnny Truant]], a tattoo shop apprentice who finds the disheveled remains of a complex manuscript one night. The manuscript contains an amateurish critical dissertation, written by a recently deceased old man allegedly named Zampanò on the topic of a film called ''The Navidson Record'', made by photographer Will Navidson. Although Zampanò's text refers elaborately and lovingly to existing literature, Johnny soon finds out that the vast majority of Zampanò's cited sources do not actually exist. Neither, for that matter, does the film.

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''[[EldritchLocation House]] of Leaves'' is a 2000 novel by Creator/MarkZDanielewski. It's about [[LemonyNarrator Johnny Truant]], a tattoo shop apprentice who finds the disheveled remains of a complex manuscript one night. The manuscript contains an amateurish critical dissertation, written by a recently deceased old man allegedly named Zampanò Zampanò; on the topic of a film called ''The Navidson Record'', made by photographer Will Navidson. Although Zampanò's text refers elaborately and lovingly to existing literature, Johnny soon finds out that the vast majority of Zampanò's cited sources do not actually exist. Neither, for that matter, does the film. \n On top of that, Zampanò was totally blind.
7th Sep '17 3:43:08 AM dvorak
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* InterfaceScrew: See "Footnote Fever." Also some pages are backwards or upside down.
29th Aug '17 1:23:53 PM Eagal
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* FictionalDocument: ''The Navidson Record'', most of the references ([[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]], but also [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when some of the references turn out to be [[RealLife real]] books), the book itself.



** FictionalDocument: ''The Navidson Record'', most of the references ([[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]], but also [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when some of the references turn out to be [[RealLife real]] books), the book itself.
** ScrapbookStory


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31st Jul '17 3:09:20 PM LB7979
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** ''The Navidson Record'' itself. From the description of its massive plot, inserted segments and tortuously long LeaveTheCameraRunning moments, it becomes clear that the film must considerably exceed regular movie length.
11th Jun '17 11:38:45 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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''[[CosmicHorror House]] Of Leaves'' is presented as Johnny's attempts to make sense of it all, aided by elaborate literary criticism, footnotes, references to poetry in at least half a dozen languages, as well as photographs, collages, scribblings and old letters. It was originally released, for free and incomplete, on the internet; this release as well as its reception are addressed in later print versions of the book. Everything about the story may be seen ThroughTheEyesOfMadness. Though considering the eyes which read it are your own...

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''[[CosmicHorror House]] Of Leaves'' is presented as Johnny's attempts to make sense of it all, aided by elaborate literary criticism, footnotes, references to poetry in at least half a dozen languages, as well as photographs, collages, scribblings and old letters. It was originally released, for free and incomplete, on the internet; Internet; this release as well as its reception are addressed in later print versions of the book. Everything about the story may be seen ThroughTheEyesOfMadness. Though considering the eyes which read it are your own...
10th Apr '17 9:45:54 AM LB7979
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* NewHouseNewProblems: The inner story all starts when Navidson moves into what he thinks is the perfect getaway.

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* NewHouseNewProblems: The inner story all starts when the Navidson family moves into what he thinks they think is the perfect getaway.place that will solve their relationship problems. At the end, [[spoiler:after everything they have gone through in / with the House, their relationship ''is'' actually much better, subverting the Trope.]]



* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: The children, Chad and Daisy, thoroughly scare their teacher with their black, creepy drawings. Daisy also creeps her father out when she says what he first thinks is "I wanna play always!" and he realizes she actually had said "I wanna play hallways", referring to the House.



* NothingIsScarier: ''House of Leaves'' is pretty much Exhibit A for this trope.

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* ReallyGetsAround: In addition to drugs, Johnny and Lude's lives seem to revolve around sex.

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In addition to drugs, Johnny and Lude's lives seem to revolve around sex.sex.
** Karen's sister in an interview says Karen, before she got into a relationship with Navidson, slept around, and calls her a slut. It may or may not be true, as the sister is not on good terms with Karen and might be making it up to badmouth her.



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%%* TotallyRadical: Johnny Truant.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: A dog and a cat are part of the family when they move into the House. A chapter is dedicated to explaining that the House has no effect on animals, and they aren't disturbed by the House at all, in contrast to the humans. Then the dog and the cat are never mentioned again. Also In Universe Trope, as Zampanò mentions in one of his notes that he wonders what happened to the pets.
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