Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves is a classic of modern, experimental literature, a “demonically brilliant book [that] is impossible to ignore, put down, or persuasively conclude reading,” according to Jonathan Lethem. In his entry in Ig’s acclaimed Bookmarked series, Michael J. Seidlinger writes about how the book inspired his literary life. “The best books stick with you, often reminding you of the power, and potential, of storytelling,” he writes, “and House of Leaves is one of those books.”
MICHAEL J. SEIDLINGER is the author of several novels, including Falter Kingdom, The Strangest, The Fun We’ve Had, and The Laughter of Strangers. He serves as Electric Literature‘s Book Reviews Editor, as well as Publisher-in-Chief of Civil Coping Mechanisms, an indie press specializing in innovative fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.