Book as House, Word as Brick: First – and Lasting – Impressions Upon Reading M.Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves
Movie Quibble’s Tom Bruce deconstructs the book that made Infinite Jest look like the Metro cartoon column. Then reconstructs it, without referring to the original blueprints.A grave mistake. And in next week’s essay (sneak preview only £4.99) discover the intricacies of Kevin Smith’s groundbreaking House of Leaves adaptation starring Jay Baruchel. They said ‘It couldn’t be filmed’. It was filmed.
Guest critic and part time miniaturist head-based hedge grower Richard Ayoade weighs in with a sometimes scathing, often snarky, but ultimately totally and unavoidably biased and self-congratulatory ‘think’ piece on his own introspective surrealist (semi)fictional autobiography, Ayoade On Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey. What follows is an overbearingly analytical self-reflective (much abridged) review of an interview […]