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.