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Offline Zealotlee

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House of Leaves
« on: February 22, 2007, 01:57:51 PM »
Wow... I rarely read books for entertainment aside from a few exceptions, and this book is definitely one of them.  I haven't gotten too far into it (about 100 pages or so), and I'm loving it.  Anyone else read/enjoy this book?  Also, spoil anything and I will HUNT YOU DOWN!


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Re: House of Leaves
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2007, 01:59:21 PM »
GOD YES, ive already started a couple threads on this, the book is amazing.  I cant wait to hear what you think of the ending.


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Re: House of Leaves
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2007, 03:02:28 PM »
Boy, I loved the zombie attack at the end. I really didn't see it coming.


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Re: House of Leaves
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2007, 05:49:08 PM »
although the whole zombie gay sex thing came out of left field i thought.


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Re: House of Leaves
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2007, 06:55:33 PM »
It makes sense if you decipher some of the riddles in the index that point to his leanings toward homosexual necrophilia that started after his father died.  I saw it coming like a mile away.


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Re: House of Leaves
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2007, 06:56:26 PM »
did anything surprise you?


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Re: House of Leaves
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2007, 06:57:29 PM »
Well....
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Re: House of Leaves
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2007, 06:59:46 PM »
oh come on man, i just tossed you nice slow pitch right over the plate and you totally striked out. 


You could have made something crazy up.


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Re: House of Leaves
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2007, 07:03:44 PM »
Ha ha, yeah, I saw it.  But I thought I'd pull the old switcharoo.  I wasn't confident in my ability to top homosexual necrophilia.

I feel kinda schizo talking to you in two different topics at the same time.  And yes, I know the difference between schizofrenia and multiple personality disorder, but saying 'I feel kinda multiple personality disordery' sounds weird.


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Re: House of Leaves
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2007, 07:05:39 PM »
thats because your supposed to say "We have MPD."  :)

and is it really necrophilia if they are UNdead?


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Re: House of Leaves
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2007, 07:09:08 PM »
Ummm, let me check.  "an erotic attraction to corpses."  Yeah, I'd have to say that still counts.  Undead doesn't mean the opposite of dead, for some reason.  I guess it's kinda like thaw and unthaw.  Undead is just dead + ability to move around.  They are still corpses though.  And I site House of 1000 Corpses as my proof.  They were zombies, but also corpses. 

By the way.  It was kind of silly to make a thread about a book where you can't actually talk about the book.  You better read fast, or else this thread is going to die off.
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Re: House of Leaves
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2007, 07:10:38 PM »
or flamable and inflamable?


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Re: House of Leaves
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2007, 01:27:31 PM »
I wanted so very badly to like this book.  Hell, after reading all 10,000,000 pages of it I wanted it to be my favorite book ever.  Alas, it was not.  Far from it.  here's why:
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but what the hell do i know.


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Re: House of Leaves
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2007, 04:45:11 PM »
sorry man ill have to disagree with ya.  The footnotes very rarely had very little point in my expereince.  If i had ANY complaint with it, it was the ending.  I just couldnt stand the ending, but i felt it jumped around in very readable fashion. 


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Re: House of Leaves
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2007, 01:11:19 PM »
I thought it was a great reading experience.  I can agree that some of it meandered a bit, but without that, it would just be plot plot plot.  Usually that's the way stories go, but I felt like the flow of this book served the story well.

For anyone who has read it:
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