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The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
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Apr 08, 12

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Read in April, 2012 — I own a copy

I guess I have to say I liked it and I would probably given it a 3+ if that was a choice. The language and the characters are unique. The language reminds me of the language used in the HBO(I think) series Deadwood without the vulgarity which gave the story a feeling of the period. The story seems to be a satire on the traditional western story. Even though the Sisters brothers are cold blooded killers, most of the situations have a ridiculous element to them that relieves the violence. It's quite a unique book.

The Sisters brothers are well developed characters, but the other characters in the book are charactures of characters from the traditional western story in movies and novels. Frequently, these characters are used to provide comic relief to the violence of the Sisters brothers.
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