The Sisters Brothers
Publish date: April 26th 2011
Pages no: 328
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
As usual, I'm second-guessing myself when I find myself disliking a book that has received awards, critical praise and a movie deal. But unfortunately I just could not enjoy this book. There's an easy explanation for this: it was only after I was well into the novel, and started reading reviews in...
First off, I love the cover art by Dan Stiles! In The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt, Eli and Charlie Sisters are notorious killers from Oregon working for "The Commodore" as guns for hire. They travel to California during the 1851 gold rush to kill their latest target, Hermann Kermit Warm....
Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn...
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THE SISTERS BROTHERS is a novel written like a bottle of whiskey. It uses a precise and refined set of ingredients to create something that is incendiary in purpose, violent in intent, and will make you drunk on words. SISTERS BROTHERS is a beautiful book, although it is not one of my all-time ...