Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast: 09/10/13
Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast by Bill Richardson is a slim Canadian book about a book lovers' bed and breakfast. Told in a combination of first person short stories, and letters from guests, the book chronicles the lives of twin brothers, Virgil and Hector, and their business.
Every other review I've found was written with enthusiasm and love for the book and its main characters. I wanted to count myself among these enthusiasts but I never managed to connect with either brother.
The set up should be perfect — a bed and breakfast filled with books and visited by eccentric guests. There should be dozens of stories waiting to be told. Except the language is formal and the experiences written too carefully — more like a book report than a conversation or a spur of the moment experience, that all the life and humor (for me, at least) is sucked dry.