Sunday, March 23, 2008
Informal: House of Leaves
Has anyone else found the footnotes, particularly later on in the book, insanely confusing? Twice already a footnote has refered to a later chapter which, at the current moment, has little or no relevance to the topic at hand such as page 82. On that page the footnote instructs you to refer to Chapter 13 which, after reading the first two pages, isn't really relevant at this time. Also, are we really supposed to read all 50 pages of the letters from Truant's mother at this time. Anyway, anyone's input would be greatly appreciated because right now I'm interested while, at the same time, confused. This book is like watching Momento for the first time, it's very difficult to juggle both stories going on at the same time. This problem is exacerbated by the weird times when one story is cut off and the other one continues.