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Mark Z. Danielewski
Mark Z. Danielewski was born in New York City and lives in Los Angeles. He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling novel House of Leaves, National Book Award finalist Only Revolutions, and the novella The Fifty Year Sword, which was performed on Halloween three years in a row at... show more



Mark Z. Danielewski was born in New York City and lives in Los Angeles. He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling novel House of Leaves, National Book Award finalist Only Revolutions, and the novella The Fifty Year Sword, which was performed on Halloween three years in a row at REDCAT. His books have been translated into multiple languages.In May 2015, Pantheon released The Familiar (Volume 1): One Rainy Day in May, the first installment of his 27-volume novel about a young girl who finds a kitten. In their review of TFv1, the New York Times declared Danielewski "America's foremost literary Magus . . . He transmutes the pages of base books into rare new forms and formats." The Familiar (Volume 2): Into the Forest was released in October 2015, and The Familiar (Volume 3): Honeysuckle & Pain will be available on June 14, 2016, accompanied by a North American tour.For additional information and book-related merchandise, visit www.markzdanielewski.com.FACEBOOKfacebook.com/markzdanielewskiTWITTER@markdanielewskiINSTAGRAM@markzdanielewski

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Jessica's Book Thoughts
Jessica's Book Thoughts rated it 11 months ago
This sort of reminds of what my writing journal looks like. I start a story, then another, then continue, then add a box to add something witty I thought of. At first glance this looks like a jumbled mess written by someone off their meds, but it's good. It takes a lot of concentration. Though, no...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 2 years ago
Yes, it's still really good. It's getting better, even, but there's still some indulgent content and formatting that kept me from fully immersing myself in the novel. Danielewski is keeping his mammoth story tightly reined in, and we're getting more and more references back to previous installments ...
K.H. Leigh's Blogstravaganza
K.H. Leigh's Blogstravaganza rated it 2 years ago
I just finished this book moments ago, and it may be one I have to separate myself from for a while before I can articulate any of my thoughts and feelings about it. But I will say this: this definitely ranks as one of the most fascinating, creative, mind-bending and thought-provoking books I will n...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 2 years ago
Kudos to Danielewski for skating right past the cliffhanger at the end of Into the Forest. The events are revealed, but told naturally in the course of Xanther, Anwar, and Astair's routine. As readers in-the-moment it was a shocking, near-thing, but like with most crises (the good kind?) once they'r...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 2 years ago
With cautious optimism I bought Into the Forest. A lot of pins had been set up in the previous volume with nine view point narratives, hints dropped, and literary mechanics, the narcons, literally introduced to readers. I couldn't be sure what was going on on every page, but it was compelling readin...
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