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You like the scope of G.R.R. Martin? Dilletante. Or William T. Vollmann? Pshaw. Mark Z. Danielewski throws down a gauntlet (well, 27 of them).

So, I managed to finish Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Familiar: One Rainy Day in May - Vol. 1 (TF:V1) during an intensely busy couple months of work. MZD is most famous for House of Leaves º. Since then, he has written Only Revolutions and The Fifty Year Sword (of which I’ve only read the latter; it’s deceptively simple…

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