House Of Houses

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"This is perhaps the weirdest book that anyone has ever written, or will ever write. Donihe is the best kept secret of the bizarro fiction genre." - Carlton Mellick III, author of Adolf in Wonderland

There once was an odd reclusive little man who was in love with his house. He loved this house not in the way that normal people love their homes. His was a more intimate love, like the love between two humans. He loved his house so much that he asked it to marry him, and he believed that his house happily replied ...

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Overview

"This is perhaps the weirdest book that anyone has ever written, or will ever write. Donihe is the best kept secret of the bizarro fiction genre." - Carlton Mellick III, author of Adolf in Wonderland

There once was an odd reclusive little man who was in love with his house. He loved this house not in the way that normal people love their homes. His was a more intimate love, like the love between two humans. He loved his house so much that he asked it to marry him, and he believed that his house happily replied with a yes. Unfortunately, their love was to be torn apart the day before their wedding, on the day of the great house holocaust. On this day, every house in the world collapsed for no explainable reason. It was as if they killed themselves, and took many of their occupants with them. Distraught and despairing over the death of his fiancée, this man must go on a quest to find out what happened to his beloved home.

On his quest:

He will meet Tony, a self-declared superhero, who looks kind of like a black Man-At-Arms from the old He-Man cartoons and claims to protect the world from quasi-dimensional psychopomps with his powerful sexpounding abilities.

He will meet Manhaus, who seems to be part man and part house.

And, finally, he will venture to House Heaven, a world where houses live inside of bigger houses made of people.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933929705
  • Publisher: Eraserhead Press
  • Publication date: 3/3/2008
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2008

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    Carlos, the narrator, is a self-proclaimed recluse who is in love with Helen, his house. Normally, this would not be a problem save for the fact that Carlos considers his house a human being, so much that he gets married to Helen. The problem arises the day after their marriage, when Carlos awakes to find Helen, as well as the rest of the houses in the world, collapsed. Looking for answers, Carlos bumps into Tony 'also spelled R'yony,' a self-declared superhero who just so happens to have an over sized member capable of 'sexpounding' quasi-dimensional psychopomps into submission. As the two traverse the locale formerly known as Carlos' neighborhood, they encounter a man who identitifies himself as 'Manhaus.' Apparently, Manhaus shares characteristics similar to those of houses and humans, making him quite a unique character. Manhaus eventually reveals himself as the interlocutor for 'House Heaven' 'the place where houses go when they die' and invites both Carlos and Tony to 'House Heaven' as a 'term of endearment' for their nonreciprocating love toward houses. As the story progresses, Carlos and Tony quickly realize that 'House Heaven' was designed specifically for houses, and not humans. As Carlos faces challenges one would only face in 'House Heaven,' HOUSE OF HOUSES manages to create a surreal atmosphere one could only find in a Kevin Donihe book. Houses replace humans in 'House Heaven' and humans become houses. What is a fish zombie? What is a quasi-dimensional psychopomp? How do House Politics work? Do houses actually talk? Find the answers to these questions and more in the tale of Carlos' journey to 'House Heaven.' HOUSE OF HOUSES will make you feel sorry for your house and any superheroes you might know. As Carlton Mellick III said, 'Donihe is the best kept secret of the bizarro fiction genre.' After reading HOUSE OF HOUSES, you will never look at a house the same way twice.

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