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The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
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Nov 12, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011, historical, contemporary-fiction
Read from November 12 to 13, 2011

Fun, fun, fun book. It’s a rare work that can be both very dark and slyly amusing. In this, two Wild West outlaws head toward San Francisco as they’ve been contracted to kill a man and they experience various adventures along the way. This almost reads like a long short story, or a series of short stories, even though it’s regular novel length. The plot isn’t deep or complicated, nor are the Sisters Brothers. Still, it works. The writing is sharp and I absolutely loved the descriptions (and too brief stint) of gold rush San Francisco. The extraneous characters are fun, if not at times over the top, and I loved the relationship with Eli and his horse. Overall just a funky, different kind of book.

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Tracy Oooooh - can't wait to hear what you think!!

Jodie I think you will like this one Michelle.

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