You were the Greatest
I wasn't able to do much reading yesterday, as life tends to get in the way - but I did catch up on a few pages. The narrator concentrates on the mental state of Holloway, who seems to be stumbling like a beleagured Ahab in search of a ficticious whale - but with more disasterous circumstances all round. One line I really liked was the following; 'the creature Holloway hunts has already began to feed on him' (p.334). 'H' alliteration - breathing, sighing voiceless fricative - like Holloway is already doomed on some level. Effective.
Best bit that I liked was the (ficticious) interviews from the 'What Some Have Thought' by Karen Green - which is prominent people's points of view re the film.
I believe there is a certain amount of playfulness and humour in this book, where you HAVE to participate. At times, I felt like I wanted to scan and flip, but didn't because I wouldn't get the full experience. I would also say that MZD is having a laugh at the expense of stuffy establishment boundaries. Or as Steven Poole observes House of Leaves is ' a satire of academic criticism' and I am inclined to agree.
More tomorrow, when I have finished reading today.