Sunday, December 22, 2013

Eleven of literature’s most eccentric kin

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Nicole Hill tagged eleven of the most eccentric relatives in fiction, including:
Grandfather (Everything is Illuminated)

There’s nothing more comforting than arriving in a foreign country, strolling up to the car waiting on you, and finding your driver has brought along his seeing-eye dog. In this case, Sammy Davis Jr., Jr., is not needed in her “officious” capacity, as Grandfather is not blind, despite his protestations. But her presence sets the scene for one of the more cantankerous, uproarious elderpersons this side of Grampa Simpson.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Everything is Illuminated is on Judy Berman's top ten list of fantastic novels with disappointing endings.

--Marshal Zeringue