Software engineer. Hedonist. Vegetarian. Fiancé of the amazing Cass.
House of Leaves is ergodic, simulating the flow of time and space through page layouts and recursive footnoting that at times needed four or five fingers between different pages, something I haven’t done since Appointment with F.E.A.R.. It’s a film, essay and novel, horror, romance and biography, masquerading as non-fiction that activates many areas of your brain all at once.
I’ve read my copy across five different countries, adding my experiences and contexts to the memories of the imagery that it conjured. It’s overwhelming just thinking about it all.