The fictionalized story of the infamous Collyer brothers, extraordinary hoarders, and just all round weird guys, he has written a story of compassion, and sadness, making me glad I am not in their shoes. I confess, I am messy. There, I said it. Not dirty, but messy. I cannot have a flat surface without something on it. Homer and Langley could not have an empty floor, or cabinet, in fact they had a Model T to generate electricity, so they did not have to pay Con Ed. Pretty clever if you ask me. (if only it had worked)
Reclusive to the extreme, Homer, sightless, and Langley losing his mind, they lived for decades with tons of discards, and trash, eventually, the whole thing caved in. (literally) How they managed, and struggled is a compelling read. The last paragraph is heartbreaking.
Such a sad story, so well told, it should not be missed.
I got this from my public library.