Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Homer and Langley

While I was away, I got to read a book I won through a Goodreads giveaway (many thanks, Random House!). Homer and Langley by E.L. Doctorow has just come out in paperback. I relished every word of this book about two compulsively hoarding brothers and their life inside a New York City brownstone. The best thing about this book is that I could visualize all of the items piled high inside their home. The thing that made this even better is that it was all described by Homer, the brother who was blind. The ending of the book will throw you for a loop. It left me wanting to know more about these brothers (the book is based on two real brothers), so I hope to do some more reading on them soon.

E.L. Doctorow's website has several author interviews; in the spirit of just having returned from England, I listened to the interview conducted by BBC Radio, which you can listen to here. In addition, here is the book's review from the New York Times.

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