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I looked at a paperback copy of this novel in a supermarket in about the 1980s.

The title may have been The Lodge, or something similar. There may have been a group of supernatural investigators investigating a gigantic haunted mansion, as in The Haunting of Hill House or in Rose Red.

I remember a line to the effect that they were penetrating deeper into the house, which gave the impression that it was an incredibly vast building.

  • Are you sure you saw it in the 1980's? – Joe L. Apr 29 '15 at 11:31
  • There was a Doctor Who episode called The Lodger, where the house he stayed in had more storeys accessible from the inside than it had on the outside. – Mr Lister Apr 29 '15 at 13:56
  • There's The Lodge by Colleen Mahan. I don't know if the story fits. – Ayshe Jan 6 '19 at 0:37
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Possibly Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves.

From the Publishers Weekly review on the Amazon page:

Zampano, a blind Angelino recluse, dies, leaving behind the notes to a manuscript that's an account of a film called The Navidson Report. In the Report, Pulitzer Prize-winning news photographer Will Navidson and his girlfriend move with their two children to a house in an unnamed Virginia town in an attempt to save their relationship. One day, Will discovers that the interior of the house measures more than its exterior. More ominously, a closet appears, then a hallway. Will contacts a number of people, including explorer Holloway Roberts, who mounts an expedition with his two-man crew. They discover a vast stairway and countless halls. The whole structure occasionally groans, and the space reconfigures, driving Holloway into a murderous frenzy. The story of the house is stitched together from disparate accounts, until the experience becomes somewhat like stumbling into Borges's Library of Babel.

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  • Hi Joe. I've updated your link - it was pointing to an unrelated Star Trek site. – John Rennie Apr 30 '15 at 8:46
  • @John Rennie: That's odd. Thanks! – Joe L. Apr 30 '15 at 12:03
  • House of Leaves was published in 2000 which should be about 10 or 20 years after I remember looking though the book in question. – M. A. Golding Jan 15 '18 at 18:22

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