I’m going to be honest here. This is the first E.L. Doctorow book I have read, which seems wrong, given how big he was. This is the story of two brothers – one blind and the other potentially driven mad by mustard gas in the great war. They end up living together and become hoarders. They live as shut-ins in a decrepit mansion.
I did not like this book. First, it was boring. Really, really boring. Second, I did not like the writing. To me, it was stuffy and stilted. Maybe it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I would not recommend this book.