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The Sisters Brothers
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Jenny (Reading Envy)
Not bad, just not my thing. A romp through Oregon and California during the Gold Rush, along with the Sisters brothers, who are ruthless killers. The cover art was my favorite part. That shouldn't keep you from trying it. I think others would like it more than I did.
Tony
Oct 24, 2012 Tony rated it it was amazing
Shelves: prize-contenders
Kind of a mix of Clint Eastwood's movie Unforgiven and something from Cormac McCarthy. Patrick DeWitt uses the old west as a back drop for a narrative on greed, violence and power.

Eli and Charlie Sisters head for San Francisco with murder in mind and reputation that inspires fear. One step behind their prey, the brothers arrive in gold rush era San Francisco, to find a town people can't spend their gold rush dollars fast enough. When the brothers meet their man, events force them to re-examine
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Ruth
Jul 09, 2012 Ruth rated it it was ok
Not my cuppa. I'm sure others think this book is great fun. All I could see in my head is the slapstick movie Hollywood will probably make of it. Yawn. If it hadn't been a book club choice I'd have abandoned it.
Linda
Jun 29, 2013 Linda rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1880s, western
I loved the humor and the characters. The relationship between the two brothers is priceless.
Kate
Sep 12, 2011 Kate rated it really liked it
A satisfying Western about two brothers at a crossroads.
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