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The text coils around the pages, recreating the experience of walking a labyrinth, with its twists and turns, frights and fantasies. Delightful, ingenious and beautifully designed--Philip Pullman Eliot's book darts with a nimble wit, sentences arcing from one page to the next so you must turn the entire thing as you read, an experience I had not had since the labyrinths of Mark Z Danielewski's novel House of Leaves.
An immersive journey into the labyrinthine world of mazes - take hold of Ariadne's thread and turn the page As a rule, we take care not to get lost, so why should we willingly enter a maze? Illustrated with a single red line, Follow This Thread traces dozens of real and historical mazes, and their uses in literature, art and film, from Pac-Man and Picasso to Kubrick and Kafka. Henry Eliot reveals our abiding, ancient relationship with mazes and labyrinths, and unpicks the paradoxical psychology involved in walking them, combining the myth of the Minotaur with a quest for the legendary Maze King, who disappeared in 1979. The text coils around the pages, recreating the experience of walking a labyrinth, with its twists and turns, frights and fantasies.