Doctorow, whose literary trophy shelf has got to be overflowing by now, delivers a small but sweeping masterpiece about the infamous New York hermits, the Collyer brothers...It's a feat of distillation, vision and sympathy.
Publisher's Weekly on Homer and Langley
If great writing was supposed to remake your world, then Doctorow's writing remade my ideas of what was possible. Thirty-nine years later, Doctorow is still at it, still ambitious, still sinuous, intimate, conversational.
on Andrew's Brain