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(my wife's a librarian, and she calls people like me "problem patrons" so I've turned to you, the real sci-fi/fantasy literature geeks experts, for help)

About 4 or 5 years ago I started reading a book, can't remember the title, author, etc. The plot (such as it was) was about a guy (and his kids I think) who moved into a big rambling house in a city, and after a while the realized the house was kinda multi-dimensional, or had extra-dimensional rooms, or some such.

I found the book kinda boring, so gave up about half way through. End of story. Forgotten.

Except: a friend of mine was telling me about a book, House of Leaves, and as he was describing it, I thought that was the book, so I was thinking "Bleah!". But he gave it high praise, and I usually like his reading suggestions, and he even loaned me the book. And it's NOT the book I tried to read a few years ago.

So what the heck was that (boring) book. I now know it wasn't House of Leaves (which I'm enjoying). And no, it wasn't that 1941 Heinlein classic short story "And He Built a Crooked House". And it wasn't Howl's Moving Castle...

Any ideas? Thanks geeks!

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Could it be The High House by James Stoddard? I don't remember any kids, though I read it about 15 years ago so I don't remember much at all.
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ZiggyZambo wrote:
Could it be The High House by James Stoddard?

Hmmmm... I just read a quicky synopsis that I found on the web, and I'm pretty sure that's not it. In the book I'm trying to remember, the house was set in current times, in a normal town/city.

But thanks!

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Could it be "The World House" by Guy Adams.

I haven't read it, but your description reminded me of something I'd glanced at on amazon a couple of days ago, and amazon's "your browsing history" helped me find the way back to it.
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SteveK2 wrote:
Could it be "The World House" by Guy Adams.

Hmmmm... I guess it could be, though the description (on Amazon) doesn't ring a bell.

thanks!
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Drew1365 wrote:

Oh! Yeah, I read that, and rather enjoyed it (my wife is a Children's Librarian). But no, that's not the book I'm trying to remember.

thanks!
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I agree with your wife.
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Mundane wrote:
I agree with your wife.

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Anything on this list sound familiar?




Oh wait, perhaps I meant this list.
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If you're still having problems, I've had success with this community in the past when looking for titles of books I read as a kid.
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