It’s Teaser Tuesday!

I haven’t posted a teaser in ages, but I am glad to be back!  You know how this works – pick up your current read and choose 2 teaser sentences to share with us.  (This week, I have just a smidgen more.)  No spoilers, and be sure to tell us about the book, so we can add it to the To Be Read list.

This week, I am finishing up Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow.  It’s the story of the Collyer brothers and one of the first documented cases of hoarding.  (I’m a packrat myself and shows like Hoarders give me nightmares!)  Homer lost his sight as a teenager and when they were much older, Langley decided to try his methods of curing the blindness:

“I was not to play pieces [on the piano], I was to improvise and the resulting canvas would be the translation to the visual of what I had rendered in sound.  Presumably, when the paint dried, in some synaptic flash of realization, I would see sound, or hear paint, and the rods and cones would begin to sprout and glow with life.

I considered the possibility that my brother was insane.”

The book is a fictionalized version of their lives, but it is by turns fascinating and heartbreaking.  Check back on Thursday for my review.

  6 comments for “It’s Teaser Tuesday!

  1. February 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    LOL. Great teaser.

    – Alice

  2. February 22, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I’ve heard about this one and am very interested in reading it. Thanks for reminding me.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

  3. February 22, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Wow! Great teaser on a book I have never even heard of! I will be sure to look into it!

  4. February 23, 2011 at 7:24 am

    That’s a fascinating teaser; imagine what it would be like to actually accomplish something like that.

    Thank you for coming by my blog!

  5. Lacey
    February 23, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Interesting teaser that seems to toally switch gears, unless perhaps she was talking about her brother’s wishes in the first place. Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier too! Hope you are enjoying this book!! 😀
    The Delusional Diaries

  6. February 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Interesting teaser. I like the connection between sounds and sight, although it does seem a little off the wall.

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