Thoughts on House of Leaves

I haven’t stated my thoughts on the book we are reading in class on here because I’ve been too busy with my nose in the book! This book has completely trapped me and won’t let me out which I think is the whole point of this book. When I’m not reading it, I’m constantly thinking about different interactions I’ve had and read in it; it seems as though it won’t let me go. I have a love/hate relationship with this book because it makes me feel ways I’ve never felt while reading. Like I told you all before, I love romance novels and anything associated with true love, and this is the complete opposite of what I’m used to. When reading, I literally feel all the emotions the Johnny feels because they are so intriguing and distinguished. When Johnny’s palms got clammy on page 27, my hands got clammy. I can feel his anxiety through his words and at some points I feel like I can’t breathe. the physical being of this book gives me anxiety because of the way the words are written and the fact that a couple stories are being told at once, but the actual story gives me anxiety too because I can feel the monster haunting Johnny. I don’t enjoy feeling anxious while reading, but a strange part of me never wants this book to end.

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  1. This sounds like a chilling book you are reading. I heard it it by a fellow named Zampanó, I wonder if its the same one I am trying to contact. I’ll be sure to ask him if he wrote this eerie book everyone is mentioning. –Clarisse McClellan

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