I just realized, that this week, exactly 10 years ago I was finishing up my read of House of Leaves. It totally messed me up, but then, that’s the whole point of the book — to mess with your mind for no reason whatsoever. I still believe, no matter what some people say, that it’s the highest form of legitimate pretention. I believe(d) that all that word play, all the tricks, and all the stupid waste of the rainforest is/was worth it.
I would read it again, but seriously, the thought makes me unable to sleep at night. Reading it again… who knows what it would do to me. I already have totally bizarro dreams, so I think I’ll reserve it for another time.
Anyone else a fan? Or not a fan? Anyone read it?