Reviews and Blog Posts: eccentrics

Counting by 7s

by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Reviewer Rating:
5

Willow Chance is a quirky 12 year old genius who loves plants and numbers and diagnosing people's medical conditions. Most people find her to be off-putting and just plain weird, so her biggest support in life are her adoptive parents. But when they die in a car accident, Willow is...

The Dog of the South

by Charles Portis

Reviewer Rating:
3

The Dog of the South has the best opening line I've read in a long time: "My wife Norma had run off with Guy Dupree and I was waiting around for the credit card billings to come in so I could see where they had gone."

Homer and Langley : a novel

by E. L. Doctorow

Reviewer Rating:
4

A cross between Grey Gardens and Grumpy Old Men, Homer and Langley is the story of two eccentric brothers, living in a moldering Fifth Avenue mansion.  One goes slowly blind, his world darkening and shrinking around him as his brother succumbs to madness and fills the halls of their manse with the hoarded detritus of...

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