House Of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski
Everybody needs to read this book. But you need to read it at the right time in your life. And don’t read it at night.
This book is spooky and wonderful and intense. It sucks you in. Sometimes you have to read three chapters without stopping, sometimes you can’t read a whole page at once. Aside from the story itself, it plays with form and shape and storytelling unlike any other book that comes to mind. You really have to actively read this story. I can’t wait to read it again and again; I have a feeling I’ll never really have read it all.
If you decide to read this book, take your time doing so. Read every footnote, look up every reference, check every appendix. if you don’t understand a passage, reread it until you do. It’s worth the effort.