Trivia: House of Leaves

  • Doing It for the Art: The sheer level of detail and thought that went into every single page of this book marks it out as a triumphant example of the trope. According to one interview, Danielewski spent ten years writing the thing, spending about ten hours writing each day.
    • No kidding. Consider the footnotes, alone. Most of them are bogus entries...but the sources are not. So even if the footnote that quotes "New Perspectives Quarterly" isn't a real article, the magazine is.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: By the book's 2000 publication, Johnny's 1990s Slacker persona was already borderline dated. As time moves along, he increasingly resembles an ill-conceived beatnik or hippie stereotype from the media of earlier generations.
  • Word of God: The colour blue is used in a manner analogous to Chroma Key. Start scratching your heads, folks...