History Literature / HouseOfLeaves

12th Mar '17 10:22:58 AM LB7979
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* DysfunctionJunction: Many of the Exploration Unit get all weird during the treks.
11th Mar '17 11:29:29 PM LB7979
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Holloway]]

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Holloway]][[spoiler:Holloway commits suicide with his gun in order to not get killed by the Minotaur, after he [[AccidentalMurder accidentally murdered]] Jed, ran off and got lost in the maze, and just before the Minotaur is about to close in on him.]]



* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: The house, especially behind that one door.

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* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: The house, especially house
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behind that one door.door that leads into the maze. Hallways that can go on almost forever - and adjust to the expectations of who enters them. The hallways are also continually rearranging themselves.
** The first sign things are about to get really creepy, at the beginning of the book: a closet room suddenly appears between two other rooms in the house, where there wasn't one before. Freaks Will and Karen out big time; but then they discover the maze and it gets taken Up to Eleven.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the middle of one of his crazed ramblings, Truant begins to suspect that he, Zampanò, and the Navidsons don't really exist and have been created by the house in some way. That sound you hear is the author laughing to himself.
** Also, at one point toward the end of the book, Navidson begins reading the book. The book you're reading. The book that talks about Navidson reading a book. Navidson finishes the book before the book finishes.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: BreakingTheFourthWall:
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In the middle of one of his crazed ramblings, Truant begins to suspect that he, Zampanò, and the Navidsons don't really exist and have been created by the house in some way. That sound you hear is the author laughing to himself.
** Also, at At one point toward the end of the book, Navidson begins reading the book. The book you're reading. The book that talks about Navidson reading a book. Navidson finishes the book before the book finishes.finishes.
** Narrator Johnny at one point tells the reader he just totally made up his last few entries. And mocks you because you should have noticed the conspicuous lack of [[SirSwearsALot swear words]] in those entries, that should have given away they're fake!
18th Feb '17 2:50:15 PM LB7979
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "Thumper" is what Johnny calls the woman he has the most consistent crush on throughout the book - after a tattoo she has. Though Johnny hears her real name near the end of the book, he never reveals it to the reader.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
** Will Navidson is called "Navy" (apparently a short for his last name) instead of his first name by everybody, including his wife and his brother (this seems kind of awkward seeing this brother of course shares the same last name).
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"Thumper" is what Johnny calls the woman he has the most consistent crush on throughout the book - after a tattoo she has. Though Johnny hears her real name near the end of the book, he never reveals it to the reader.
18th Feb '17 2:37:50 PM LB7979
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* StrawFeminist: Camille Paglia. She's calm and talks about how the house represents "the feminine void" when Karen talks to various celebrities, artists, journalists, critics, and professors about the house, and what it represents, but when Truant tries to verify their stories, out of the two responses he gets, Paglia's is on a postcard that says "Fuck off".

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* StrawFeminist: Camille Paglia. She's calm and talks about how the house represents "the feminine void" when Karen talks to various celebrities, artists, journalists, critics, and professors about the house, and what it represents, but when Truant tries to verify their stories, out of the two responses he gets, Paglia's is on a postcard that says "Fuck off"."Get lost, jerk".
18th Feb '17 2:05:07 PM LB7979
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Thumper

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Thumper"Thumper" is what Johnny calls the woman he has the most consistent crush on throughout the book - after a tattoo she has. Though Johnny hears her real name near the end of the book, he never reveals it to the reader.
18th Feb '17 1:28:30 PM LB7979
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* BrownNote: Anyone who is ''vaguely'' connected to the house, even the Sheriff who tries to find Holloway and denies seeing the hallway, has tinnitus, at the very least. It's also noted that experience with the house eventually results in one of two extremes: either great personal improvement or, well... look at what happened to Johnny. There's an actual ''graph'' showing the effects of the house on people depending on exposure... and "anyone" includes ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou you]]''.

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* BrownNote: Anyone who is ''vaguely'' connected to the house, even the Sheriff who tries to find Holloway and denies seeing the hallway, has tinnitus, at the very least. It's also noted that experience with the house eventually results in one of two extremes: either great personal improvement or, well... look at what happened to Johnny. There's an actual ''graph'' showing ''1-10 rating scale'' (based on physiological and psychological effects the House has on a person) to rate the effects of the house has on people depending on exposure... and "anyone" includes ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou you]]''.
18th Feb '17 1:24:43 PM LB7979
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* BringMyBrownPants: Tom, to cheer himself up inside the labyrinth, tells himself the joke this trope is named after.

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* BringMyBrownPants: BringMyBrownPants:
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Tom, to cheer himself up inside the labyrinth, tells himself the joke this trope is named after.after.
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] for Johnny, who narrates being attacked by ''something'' while working in the tattoo shop and during this attack, pooping and peeing in his pants in fear; then turns out the BrownNote part of the story didn't happen after all and he just imagined that (whether the Monster (attack) is real or not, is left ambiguous). Around this time it should be getting obvious Johnny is an UnreliableNarrator...
16th Feb '17 4:41:29 AM shokoshu
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*** Normal text is printed in black, and the word "house" always appears in blue, including in the title, copyright information, etc.

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*** Normal text is printed in black, and the word "house" always appears in blue, including in the title, copyright information, etc. [[note]]One "house" (remastered full color edition) escaped blueing, though. [[SchmuckBait Happy searching.]] [[/note]]
11th Dec '16 12:42:20 PM urutapu
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* ArcWords: Delial. [[spoiler:It's the name of the starving, near-death child that Navidson took the picture of that made him famous.]]

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* ArcWords: Delial. "Delial". [[spoiler:It's the name of the starving, near-death child that Navidson took the picture of that made him famous.in Navidson's career-making photograph.]]
9th Dec '16 7:49:39 PM Eagal
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* ChekhovsGun: Karen's Bookshelf.

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* %%* ChekhovsGun: Karen's Bookshelf.
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