By Gilbert Cruz
Updated September 01, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Only Revolutions

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With his 2000 debut House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski delivered a horror novel with as many footnotes as scares. This time, you’re bound to be spooked by the typographical games in his teenage road-trip love story. The two narrators exist on different time planes, the entire story is told in verse, and you have to flip the book over every eight pages to read each character’s alternating perspective (printed on the top and bottom of each page, not counting marginal notes). Needless to say, comprehension is attained only impressionistically. While masochistic grad students might flip out over Revolutions‘ gimmicky demands, most will find it impenetrable.

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