House of Leaves

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  • #16381
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    Yes The S
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    As I’ve been familiarizing myself with Tension I’ve been struck how much it reminds me of Mark Z. Danielwiski’s amazing book “House of Leaves.” As in that book, with Tension you have to work to piece together the story.

    Anybody agree?

  • #16389
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    Grace (bumble)
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    I haven’t read the book- but I really want to as it sound really interesting, would you recommend it?

    • #17708
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      Yes The S
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      I definitely recommend! It’s in my top 10 favorite books of all time.

  • #16396
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    @nospacebears I’d absolutely recommend it. It’s definitely a one of a kind reading experience that you can’t put down.

  • #16445
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    I got it a while ago specifically to save for reading on my 30h flight back home. I’ll need something to distract me from possible terror attacks/coups when I’m at my Istanbul layover!

  • #16477
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    @lenize It definitely will distract you.

  • #16480
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    @ssquared my biggest problem is not picking it up and reading it! It is sitting there looking at me, sometimes I flip through it, but I know I shouldn’t start even with the first page as I will probably then not be able to stop. I still have a whole month of waiting to go and after first hearing of it I am now seeing it everywhere, lol.

  • #16481
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    @lenize I hope you have a few days free when you started. I stayed up till three in the morning the first night I started reading it and was so unsettled by the book that I didn’t sleep for the rest of the night… so I stayed up and finished the book around noon the following day. It’s awesome!

  • #16483
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    I have a 30 hour flight with a 9 hour layover in between the two legs of the flight. Judging by the size of the book it shouldn’t take me longer than a large harry potter which is about 20 hours, which still leaves 10 hours for the other two books I have lined up!

  • #16484
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    such an amazing book. If you’re familiar with blackout haunted house, it is a big influence on them as well.

    The fragmented narrative and post modern structure definitely has something in common with the way tension is telling their story. However, I feel like ultimately tension’s story will be a bit more straightforward and less abstract.

    and yes, it is tremendously unsettling.

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  • #16487
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    I’ve got the two Familiar books around my house somewheres.

    • #16488
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      those are on deck for me!

  • #16491
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    @endlesspictures it’s somewhere with blackout that I heard of it and decided to buy it specifically for the flight (I have a whole kindle full of books, but batteries die and I prefer reading the real thing, especially in this case).

    @monkeymuffin333 is that related to the book? I haven’t done any research into it or the actual storyline as to keep it as surprising/unsettling as possible.

    • #16493
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      the familiar is the author’s massive new story. It is a 27 novel series! Part 3 is coming out soon, 1 and 2 are available to buy

    • #16497
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      Cool, will probably check it out after I’ve finished House of Leaves!

  • #16496
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    @endlesspictures I won’t lie, I’m having fun imagining Ascension to be like Will’s last expedition into the house. Since I’m sadly not going to be able to go, I my fantasy remains intact.

    My two cents on The Familiar is that it’s completely different than House of Leaves. The Familiar deconstructs narratives in a different way than House of Leaves did and it doesn’t verge into unsettling/horror at all.

    • #16501
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      bummer you will not be able to go.
      yeah, I agree, if someone could create a live version of house of leaves, wow, that would be awesome (and most likely very expensive. Haha)

    • #16503
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      Unrelated to this I’m looking for jobs in the Los Angeles area, so it’s entirely possible I’ll be able to participate more fully in the future. Of course, a completely live version of House of Leaves would leave the audience maimed, so perhaps not a 100% accurate.

  • #16715
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    I bought the book online and should be getting it next Thursday, I’m very excited to read it!

  • #16719
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    Melissa
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    My copy is arriving today, thanks guys!

    • #16721
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      Prepare to get your world rocked!

  • #17306
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    Yay! So happy! Found it on eBay for like 8 bucks.

    View post on imgur.com

    Used of course.

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    • #17707
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      That’s an awesome find! Brand new the book is something like $30-50.

  • #17711
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    Alright I’m convinced. I’ll check it out.
    For some reason I prefer the physical copies of books as well.

  • #20690
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    The house works a lot like Tension Experience: you get out of it what you put into it. You can take everything at face value and have one experience, or dig infinitely deeper and discover so much more…

    Also, if you haven’t picked up The Whalestoe Letters as a companion piece, you really should. It brings an extra dimension to P’s coded letters…

    Oh, and have I mentioned the importance of Poe’s Haunted album? It’s pretty important, too.

    • #20691
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      @blacklotustriad That’s an amazing album by Poe. I was fortunate enough to see her open for Depeche Mode several times during the Exciter Tour (I’m pretty sure it was exciter). Even got to sing a few lines of Haunted with her. I have the book but have yet to read it.

    • #20692
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      I think it was the Exciter Tour, too. (I wanted to attend so badly!) I was lucky enough to see her during her small venue Pantene Pro-V tour with a bunch of other Angry Psychos and it was life changing. Okay, maybe nothing that dramatic but it was a wonderful time.

      HoL is quite an experience. I’d love to see it turned into some sort of immersion theater because it’s completely unfilmable, but it would be such a monster project…

    • #20693
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      Haunted is my favorite all-time album, actually, even though it’s not David Bowie. :)

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