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2012-09-24 01:33 3003221 Anonymous (House_of_leaves.jpg 300x440 7kB)
Have you read this /lit/? If so, what did you think of it? I just finished it and I found myself quite moved by how the story unfolded. This is surprising, as I was essentially reading it for its supposed horror aspects. Did you experience something similar when you read it?

1 min later 3003230 Anonymous
i regret wasting my money on such a terrible book

5 min later 3003236 Anonymous
It's very good apart from the Johnny chapters. Don't get me wrong, I was still very much invested in his story, but he's kind of a cunt.

9 min later 3003251 OP
>>3003236 I agree in that these are definitely the parts of the book I liked the least. I acutally enjoyed his character and his chapters, but they kind of fucked with the pacing in my opinion. As much as I liked those parts, it felt very frustrating to be reading 5 pages of autobiographical introspection in the middle of some tense scenes of house exploration.

16 min later 3003269 Anonymous
>>3003251 >>3003236 Yeah, besides a few interesting parts the Johnny Truant sections were annoying. And all the sex with super models and shit was completely pointless

22 min later 3003295 OP
>>3003269 >And all the sex with super models and shit was completely pointless Yes, and so fucking over the top. Not only every hot girl he stumbles upon wants his dick, but each one has unique and weird kinks. Like that one black chick who fingered him while he was masturbating above her naked body. I felt like I was reading some frat boy's make believe blog entry, truly cringeworthy.

35 min later 3003332 Anonymous
I can't get through that echo bullshit.

39 min later 3003341 OP
>>3003332 Then don't read it. It's actually suggested through Johnny's narration, it's really useless too.

12 hours later 3004567 OP
Bump.

16 hours later 3004885 Anonymous
For a horror book it felt more dreamlike and surreal than horrifying. And like you said, over time I became less fascinated by the House and other strange goings on and more concerned about the characters.

17 hours later 3004975 Anonymous
>>3003295 >Like that one black chick who fingered him while he was masturbating above her naked body. I felt like I was reading some frat boy's make believe blog entry, truly cringeworthy. It's almost like you figured out the point. Every time he gets down on himself he makes up some shit about fucking a super hot girl. He's unreliable.

18 hours later 3005143 Anonymous
>>3004975 I hadn't thought of it that way, you're probably right. Thanks.

18 hours later 3005146 Anonymous
>>3004975 Why didn't I ever think of this?

18 hours later 3005149 Anonymous
I enjoyed parts of it but it felt poorly edited given how much could have been neglected without loss. If anybody has read A Naked Singularity I felt they both shared the common bond of unpolished prose.

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