The brilliant prose.
Mark Z. Danielewski's HOUSE OF LEAVES & Caitlin R. Kiernan's THE RED TREE
Elenore, for her psychological struggles.
Just a brilliant, beautiful book. If one hundredth of contemporary dark fantasy were this good, we'd be fortunate indeed.
This book is a book of leaves. A book of layers. A dozen readings will begin to reveal it's many levels of meanings. One of the greatest pieces of "weird fiction" in the past decade, if not the last twenty-five years. Genius, and a deeply - if difficult - protagonist/narrator.
Sarah and Constance getting lost of their way to the tree.
Sarah's climactic confrontation with the attic.
I don't write tag lines for movies.
Kiernan continues to amaze and astound. Only her most recent, The Drowning Girl, surpass her work in The Red Tree. This book is a must-read!
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