The Waterworks by E.L. Doctorow

This is my second  time reading an E.L. Doctorow novel, and I’m still becoming familiar with his quirks as an author.   I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far, though I don’t feel as stunned upon finishing The Waterworks as I did with Homer and Langley.   It’s a book that takes more time to digest. While most historical novelists are satisfied with transporting  their readers to … Continue reading The Waterworks by E.L. Doctorow

A 20th Century Odyssey: Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow

1. This is the incident that made Homer & Langley Collyer infamous.  After years of the brothers being hounded by reporters, bill collectors and concerned relatives (all of whom believed their mattresses stuffed with cash), an anonymous call was made to the authorities about a dead body.  When the police attempted to investigate, they couldn’t enter the house.  They couldn’t even open the doors.  They … Continue reading A 20th Century Odyssey: Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow

Something to look forward to…

Here’s a book I’m looking forward to reading.  Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow. A novel, it is a fictional account of the lives of the Collyer brothers – two NYC legends that Mark Helprin couldn’t have made up on his best day. Definately start clearing off the bedside table for this one!  Release date:   September 1st. Note:  This will be my first Doctorow … Continue reading Something to look forward to…