Great book or greatest book amiritelol? Okay, House of Leaves is probably one of my most favorite books of all time. Ever. The typography is crazy, the two stories are crazy. I enjoy it thoroughly as a book. Example of awesomeness: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:HouseOfLeavesPage134.gif If you read it, you will discover that there are parts of the book that you literally don't have to read. The footnotes and whatnot are just there to add to the feeling that the actual story is giving you. Like, there are parts where the characters are being chased or they are rushing or something dramatic, and the number of words on the page will decrease to like 1 or two for like, twenty-five pages, and on the example page that I gave, the text feels cramped and highly contained, because that is what the characters are going through then.