Mark Z. Danielewski Writing Styles in House of Leaves

Mark Z. Danielewski
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Point of View

This story is told in parallel. One view is from Johnny Truant, the narrator and from Will Navidson's point of view as the owner of the home and as his account of what happened to his family within the walls of the house. Johnny speaks in first person using "I" throughout the novel, but Navidson's story is told differently.

The characters and development of the people in the story are true to their stories and vibrant with detail. One knows that these men are encountering the same story. One encounters it first hand, while the other only reads it through notes and scraps of paper.

This story is fiction, a work in which one timeframe is interrupted with another. Throughout each chapter, the Navidson's will have a continuation of their ordeals within the house. After a few paragraphs, Johnny will come in with a story of...

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