House of Leaves - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

Mark Z. Danielewski
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Chapter 17 Summary

Navidson spends months on Reston's couch as the two of them research the properties of the house. Navidson is now broke and at the end of his rope, so Reston has a heart to heart talk with him about wrapping things up and calling National Geographic. He agrees after several drinks of Jack Daniels and says he'll do it in the morning and go home to Karen afterwards.

The next morning, Navidson has vanished and did not call either the National Geographic or Karen. Reston finds his car parked in front of the house, wheels his wheelchair up to the door and goes in. He finds no Navidson, and surprisingly, there is no hallway any longer either.

References are quoted from BFJ Criteria (The Criteria), Kellog and Antwerk and Norman Paarlberg who have written on the subject of the Navidson Record. These references...

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