Friday Morning Bookclub

April 18, 2010

Trivia 110

Filed under: Homer & Langley,Trivia — susanbright @ 9:25 pm

In what book that The Friday Morning Bookclub read, will you find an explanation of the “Theory of Replacements”?

We welcome all answers and comments. Use our book list as a reference!

Thank you Jean. Homer and Langley by E.L.Doctorow is correct! Homer and Langley is based on the lives of Homer and Langley Collyer, two reclusive, eccentric and wealthy brothers who lived in a Fifth Avenue Brownstone. According to Langley’s Theory Of Replacements, “Every­thing in life gets replaced. We are our parents’ replacements just as they were replacements of the previous generation.”

A police inspector in the Collyer house in 1947, New York Times



  1. That’s easy. It was Homer and Langley, by EL Doctorow, one of my alltime favorite Book Club books (and recent enough that I can remember it)! 🙂

    Comment by Jean — April 19, 2010 @ 9:58 am | Reply

    • Thank you Jean. Homer and Langley is correct!

      Comment by susanbright — April 19, 2010 @ 10:32 am | Reply

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