The Sisters Brothers
The horses are accustomed to gun fire but all your laughing out loud may spook'um a bit.
From what I've heard the production of this movie has finished and it should hit the theaters some time this year, 2018. Staring John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Rutger Hauer and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Charlie and Eli sisters are Gold Rush–era contract killers. They’re hired for what Eli hopes to be their last job, as he’d much prefer to hang his holster and settle down with a nice girl—or failing that, the first trollop that crosses his path. It makes no difference to him, really (dude is such a sweetheart). Charlie, on the other hand, is the less sensitive one. It’d be tougher to convince him t ...more
Don’t watch the movie, read the book. Unfortunately, it did not have any of the atmosphere of deWitt’s novel. The appeal of the novel is in the voice of the narrator which could not be captured on the screen.
Not your classic western novel. Great name, wonderful cover, lovely content, amazing storytelling. Shortlisted for the Booker prize 2011.
I was watching a western comedy with Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson when I thought that I should read a proper western novel at s ...more
The Sisters Brothers is a truly original novel. While it’s a Western, it doesn’t really feel like it. The writing style is lyrical and the dialogue flows so effortlessly with its satirical interweaving of humour, brotherhood, intrigue and murder, which makes this an exceptional read.
The two Sisters brothers, Charlie and Eli are hitmen for the Commodore, who has contracted them to assassinate Hermann Kermit Warm. They are both remorseless killers but Eli wants to try new things and dr ...more
Eli and Charlie Sisters are not only brothers, but they are assassins put to the task of killing Hermann Kermit Warm. It seems that Mr. Warm, who by all accounts is a likable fellow, has stolen something from the Commodore, the fearsome and loathsome employer of the Sisters brothers.
The year is 1851 ant the two brothers make their way through Oregon and California on the hunt for Mr. Warm. Along the way they w ...more
برادران سیسترز جدا از تکنیکهای ناب نویسندهش در دیالوگنویسی، شخصیتپردازی، پایانبندی و چارچوبِ کلی داستان، یه طنز سیاهِ قلقلکدهنده و در عین حال، یه جاهایی تلخ و گزنده داشت که بیاندازه آدمو به فکر فرو میبرد. غیر از خودِ سوژه و داستان دوتا داداشِ آدمکش- که به قدر کافی دیوونهوار هستن که دیوونههایی مث من خوششون بیاد :دی - کنشهای بین دوبرادر و سوژه فرعیهای داستان چقدر ماهرانه کاشته شده بودن. از جریان عاشقشدنهای پی در پیِ ایلای تا فلشبکهای اندک اما به جا و مهندسیشدهش، بر ...more
I've been interested in this book forever and nabbed it on the cheap when it popped up on one of my ebook newsletter things. It may have been that my expectations were too high but this didn't live up to the hype for me.
I liked the characters of Eli and Charlie Sister, natural born killers in the old west. The ...more
The Sisters Brothers (2011) is a historical novel by Canadian-born author Patrick deWitt.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و دوم فوریه سال 2013 میلادی
عنوان: برادران سیسترز؛ نویسنده: پاتریک دویت؛ مترجم: پیمان خاکسار؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، به نگار، چاپ دوم 1391، در 279 ص، اندازه 5/14 در 5/21 س.م.، شابک: 9789646332850؛ چاپ سوم: تهران، زاوش، 1392؛ شابک: 9786007283196؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، نشر چشمه، 1393؛ شابک: 9786002294937؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکای شمالی، داستانهای نو ...more
but this but this book is a $1.99 Kindle special today.
If this historical FUN fiction... about two brothers has been on readers TBR list -- this is a great price.
I remember saying in my "lost review". It was the best 'dude' book I had read. And ... yep... still holds. Great 'dude' book that any female will adore.
I was 'liking' a new friends review on this book --and notice my review was missing in action (Iris??)....a Standing joke fo ...more
Townes came back with four ...more
I mean it’s a western.
Still the cover art kept pulling at me
It’s the 1850’s, gold rush, California
And the Sisters Brothers are two killers for hire,
on the trail; on a job.
And I thoroughly enjoyed it, from the get go.
Charlie Sisters has the lead here, but it is Eli that will take you there.
And tell you all about his horse, poor Tub, and the women he meets along the way.
How he feels; what he wants; how he sees things, love and some alarmingly, g ...more
Like the *cover it's edgy, aptly tagged as 'cowboy noir'. Avoid it if you’re looking for a traditional western, no white hats, no riding happily off into the sunset. Same thing if you look for nice characters to bond with. A couple of hired guns Eli and brother Charlie Sisters aren’t particularly likeable unless you have a soft spot for psychopaths, Eli’s border-line and brother Charlie full-blown. Hey, they had a tough childhood.
I've floated this before when it was on sale, but it's really good and deserves a shout-out! :)
1 DEC 2016: $1.99 on Kindle. This was really good, I thought! I recommend!
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The setting for this book is during the time of the Gold Rush in California. Most people are dirt poor and lots of them headed west to try and make their fortune, but ended up starving to death, getting murdered, or died by so ...more
At this point you may say that this thing has also been done recently and won a big bad Booker for itsel ...more
Darkly funny and heart wr ...more
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I enjoyed it very much. The title, the cover, the whole ridiculous journey of the two misbegotten killers and colourful human menagerie they met on their way. The Sisters brothers are ruthless killers but, God help me, I don’t know how they even managed to not get killed in that world. The novel is absurd and grotesque, brutal and ugly. But it’s also funny, you can’t help it, just admit that. And all these apparently mismatched ingredients feel suprisingly refreshing. I watched plenty westerns a ...more
Yeah, I'm happy too, because I love stories about the bloody history of the not-so-new world. As much as I love the great Western classics, their time is up. The Western has carried a lot of negative shit in its saddle-bags, shit that needs to be buried with it. The Western began as Historical Fiction, obviously, but it's popularity soon made it a genre all it's own, one especially overloaded with clichés and predictability. It started selling myths as political propa ...more
رابطشون غریب اما مستحکم.
داستان کشش خوبی داره، پر از خشونت و طنز.
خیلی حس دیدن یه فیلم تارانتینو رو به خواننده می ده، یه جاهایی مرگ های بی دلیل و خنده دار، دیالوگ های بی ربط ولی جذاب.
کتاب به تازگی توسط ژاک اودیار تبدیل به فیلم شده با بازی خواکین فینیکس، جان سی رایلی و جیک جیلنهال که تا یک ماه دیگه اکران میشه و انتخاب بازیگرها واقعا عالیه. این فیلم نامزد جایزه بهترین فیلم جشنواره ی ونیز امسال هست.
Eli Sisters and his older brother Charley are a couple of killers working for the Commodore in 1850s Oregon. Their new assignment is to journey to San Francisco during the latest gold rush and kill a chemist named Hermann Warm. Along the way they kill some people and Eli learns how to brush his teeth.
I’d been meaning to read this one for years, and the trailer for the movie finally got me off my ass. Unfortunately, I found myself a shade disappointed i ...more
But, BEWARE........"What a life it is for man's animals, what a trial of pain and endurance and senselessness."
The year is 1851. The gold rush is emerging hot and heavy, and Eli and Charlie Sisters have a job to do....as hired guns.
With a long ride ahead of them from Oregon City to California, the brothers hit the trail and encounter what seems to be never-ending bizarre setbacks and strange characters....many dangerous and life-threatening.
It's sometimes hard to t ...more
Take Pulp Fiction, for example, which may b ...more
On their travels they meet up with people from whom they typically attempt to glea ...more
Coen Brothers film alert!
Or Wes Anderson. Or Quintin Tarantino.
Actually I see on IMDB that the film will come out in 2018, directed by Jacques Audiard. Jake Gyllenhaal will portray Warm (great casting), Joaquin Phoenix as Charlie and John C. Reilly as Eli (GREAT casting!)
So what’s all the fuss about? Patrick deWitt’s 2011 novel pays playful homage to the literary western in this delicious dark comedy.
Infamous western hitmen Charlie and Eli Sisters are on their latest ass ...more
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