House of Leaves * Mark Z. Danielewski * story of the labyrinth

House of Leaves is the debut novel by American author Mark Z. Danielewski, published in March 2000 by Pantheon Books. A bestseller, it has been translated into a number of languages, and is followed by a companion piece, The Whalestoe Letters. The format and structure of House of Leaves is unconventional, with unusual page layoutContinue reading “House of Leaves * Mark Z. Danielewski * story of the labyrinth”

Everything is illuminated * Jonathan Safran Foer

This must be one of the few books where I was thinking “WTF am I reading?” for most of the time. I did not know there was a movie starring Elijah Wood and I had no idea how addictive the book proved to be. It came to me from the Oprah book list and IContinue reading “Everything is illuminated * Jonathan Safran Foer”

Life of PI – Yann Martel

I have never fallen in love with a book before as I have with Yann Martel’s Life of PI. When I was a kid, I had tried to read it but found the language too tiresome, too complicated. Recently, I received as a birthday present a limited edition illustrated copy of this wonderful book andContinue reading “Life of PI – Yann Martel”

Margaret Atwood – The Blind Assassin

Never in my life have I been so enchanted. Enthralled. Besotted. Fully and utterly in love with a book. I feel like I know Iris Chase Griffin, the storyteller, the old grandma retelling her life story to her young and estranged granddaughter. From the marriage of her grandparents at the turn of the century, toContinue reading “Margaret Atwood – The Blind Assassin”