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Homer & Langley: A Novel
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2 Reddit comments about Homer & Langley: A Novel:

u/megret · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I can't pick one, so here are a smattering:

E.L. Doctorow has yet to write a disappointing book. He writes fiction stories that are heart-wrenching. The one that gets the best response from people I recommend it to is Homer & Langley.

There's a series by Jonathan L. Howard about this necromancer named Johannes Cabal. It's quite good.

Italian Calvino wrote a book called Cosmicomics that I recommend to everyone, even though technically it's sci-fi.

Scott Lynch wrote a series called The Gentleman Bastards, which is part heist (swashbuckling in the second book), part buddy story, part magic/fantasy. Quite good.

Take a look, it's in a book!

u/sethra007 · 2 pointsr/hoarding

You've probably already found My Mother's Garden, Grey Gardens, Possessed, and Help! I'm A Hoarder online.

Have you looked at books?

  • Coming Clean: A Memoir by Kimberly Rae Miller. Miller’s father was an extreme hoarder; this memoir recounts a childhood in which it was impossible to shower in her house or cook in the kitchen, of being bitten by fleas and listening to rats rustle at night.
  • Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding by Jessie Scholl. When her mother was diagnosed with colon cancer, Sholl was faced with a dread worse than the disease, that of taking on responsibility for her mother’s house, filthy and chaotic from years of hoarding.
  • Homer and Langley: A Novel, by E. L. Doctorow. Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers–the one blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged into madness, or perhaps greatness, by mustard gas in the Great War. They live as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, scavenging the city streets for things they think they can use, hoarding the daily newspapers as research for Langley’s proposed dateless newspaper whose reportage will be as prophecy.
  • Nice Children Stolen From Car by Barbara Allen. Allen shares, from a young adult perspective, what it was like for her and her siblings to be raised in a house where nothing was ever thrown away, where no visitors were welcome, where basic necessities like food and running water were not always available.
  • Dirty Little Secrets by C. J Omololu. A Young Adult Novel about hoarding. Everyone has a secret. But Lucy's is bigger and dirtier than most. It's one she's been hiding for years-that her mom's out-of-control hoarding has turned their lives into a world of garbage and shame. She's managed to keep her home life hidden, but when her mom dies suddenly in their home, Lucy hesitates to call 911 because revealing their way of life would make her future unbearable. Instead, she begins her two-day plan to set her life right.
  • Inside Animal Hoarding: The Case of Barbara Erickson and her 552 Dogs , By Dr. Arnold Arluke & Celeste Killeen. Profiles one of the largest cases of animal hoarding in recent history. Killeen's investigation pries open the door to Barbara Erickson's closely guarded life, while Dr. Arluke's discussion follows the Erickson story with then-current research on animal hoarding and how it ties into the Erickson case. Published in 2009.