Chet Reads & Writes*

Month: August, 2010

What Happened to Her?

I’ve recently finished Tim O’Brien’s In The Lake of the Woods, one of his few that I had not read before. If you’re at all familiar with O’Brien you know that his novels always relate back to his experiences in Vietnam as an infantryman in the 1960s. His writing isn’t for everyone, but I love […]

Finality from within the House – Navidson

This post may contain information that people who haven’t finished the book don’t want to know. Last time I set out to write about House of Leaves I had intended to finish off everything I had to say. Then I had banged out almost 500 words about Johnny Truant and decided that if I expected […]

A New Romp into Journaling

My parents recently came to Lincoln to visit Nicole and I. It was a pretty awesome time! It’s nice to have family around every so often, especially after going nearly a year without seeing them. That though is a story for another blog altogether. Today I’m here to show you guys my fancy new journal! […]

Finality from within the House – Johnny Truant

This post may contain information that people who haven’t finished the book don’t want to know. This is part one of the end of my House of Leaves series. I did some reading and some thinking. A lot of people have spent a long time discussing the many, many nuances from this book. I will […]

House of Leaves – My Favorite Page

I don’t usually include images on the blog, however because of the ergodic nature of House of Leaves I want to share my favorite page from the book. I loved this page not only because it starts with a Poe quote, continues with a solid paragraph of Braille, and of course has the Braille translated […]