Elliott's Picks

Elliott Eno, Bookseller

My name is Elliott Eno and I'm a senior art student at UMF. Alongside being an avid reader, I'm also a film fanatic (so don't be afraid to ask for a film recommendation). 

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House of Leaves: The Remastered Full-Color Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375703768
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pantheon - March 7th, 2000

House of Leaves isn't your regular Sunday afternoon read. Like the main character searching obsessively through notes of a documentary film (one in which there is no evidence of its existence) you will also become obsessed. At times there is only a couple of words on a single page, and before you know it you are hundred pages deeper into the book, just like the main character searching through notes, and even more so like Navidson, the character in the notes themselves who finds himself in the impossible depths of his own house. The notes become their own narrative.These two narratives occur simultaneously.

The book covers many topics from literary criticism and interpretation to what it means to exist in the space of a house, for a family to function as a unit, and the ways that it often doesn't. The book lends itself to interpretation with infinite possibilities. It truly deserves the time that it requires. 

1Q84 (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307476463
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 22nd, 2013

Infinite Jest Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316066525
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - November 13th, 2006