All Hallow’s Read Giveaway: HOUSE OF LEAVES

In honor of All Hallow’s Read (see the video below for more info), I’m giving away a copy of the scariest book I’ve ever read.

House of Leaves

by Mark Z. Danielewski

This book has made it impossible for me to ever live in a house alone. For the rest of my life, I will be terrified of closets, look askance at all tattoo parlors, and wonder whether the book drove me mad or this insanity was always lurking deep within.




With pages that look like this:

And a section at the end that can only be read by deciphering the code (DON’T DECIPHER IT. IT IS SO DISTURBING.), House of Leaves is what we call a mindf***.

It is a book within a book; story told by the deranged Johnny Truant about a manuscript he discovers. That manuscript is terrifying, and just as it rips Johnny’s fragile mind apart, it will rip apart yours. And as we watch Johnny’s life unravel with fear, so will yours…

Sounds fun, eh? πŸ˜‰ Well, it is. So if you’re interested in reading this terror, then


I’ll announce the winner on Halloween (next Monday).

And now, to let Niel Gaiman explain what All Hallow’s Read is…