The Familiar is probably going to be 27 volumes, about 800 pages each. This guy has either gone crazy, or become a hack. Really though, either way, it isn't good. A 20,000 page book? Even Proust would blush at that.
Become a hack? All his novels are just a bunch of magazine cut-outs and photos of doorstoppers with ~14 words per page about a quirky dude. If his first book didn't convince you he was a hack, I doubt his 28 other ones will.
It's not even about being crazy- I take an issue with having to pay twenty to thirty dollars per volume. If he maybe released it for free online, with optional donations, then I'd consider reading it. At least then I'd know that this is a passion project instead of possibly the most laboring and elaborate cash grab ever produced.
This is coming from a guy who loves House of Leaves. Danielewski is a very creative writer, but he must be severely disconnected from reality to think that his readers will follow it through to the end. But hey, maybe he'll prove me wrong and produce the next In Search of Lost Time. All I know is that I'll probably buy the first few books just to show my support, and then torrent the rest.
/lit/ gets so asspained when an author doesnt fit their standards. I bet no one on this thread hasread any of his books. or if they have they scoff at them for not being the pinnacle of pomo circlejerk station. you guys need to relax and take it easy, not every book is supposed to break ground and illuminate new insight on the human condition.
>just turn off ur brain bro!