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Alex Jordan: Architect of His Own Dream

by Doug Moe

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I have been fascinated with the House on the Rock after stumbling on it in Neil Gaiman's American Gods. If he hadn't had a note in the book that said it was a real place, I never could imagine the House on the Rock could really exist. This book is a short biography on the creator, Alex Jordon, who envisioned this amazing place and somehow made it a reality, really starting with no money at all. Jordon invested money from the visitors back into the place, to keep building. This is full of interesting information and photos. I can only hope to visit one day. It's amazing to think that a car crash that almost killed Jordon late in life would have prevented more of the fascinating exhibits from being created. I was thinking of George Orwell getting shot in the Spanish Civil War before he had written his books. I wish there was a fictional book that focused on Alex Jordan. Also, the poem Jordan wrote envisioning the House is worth reading the book alone. ( )
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