Monday, October 11, 2010

Homer and Langley - E L Doctorow

I read about this novel awhile ago and it took me some time to find a copy. Worth the wait! An incredibly interesting tale based on the lives of the Collyer brothers who lived in New York through to the 1960s. They were renowned for their compulsive 'hoarding' - you can see some of it here . The events are told from the narrative point of view of Homer, as he slowly went blind. His views on some of the most radical times of the 2oth century are as eccentric as the brothers themselves. They say that fact is stranger than fiction - and so it is with Homer and Langley.

You can read about Homer and Langley here

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