House of Leaves

The Misanthropologist

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski is a book about a book about a movie.  Confused?  Well, let me break it down for you.  House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski is about a book written by Zampano, and later edited by Johnny Truant, about a video documentary called The Navidson Record by Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Wil Navidson. If that still confuses you, read on, because it’s going to get a whole lot more complicated…

House of Leaves, the one by Mark Z. Danielewski, is essentially 3 stories in one; a story about the film The Navidson Record, which is the topic of Zampano’s novel, the story of the writer, Zampano, and the story of the editor, Johnny Truant, who found and published Zampano’s manuscript.

The novel starts out with a cryptic introduction by Johnny Truant, the self-appointed editor of Zampano’s novel, explaining how he acquired the strange manuscript by Zampano, and…

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