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The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
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Jun 07, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: book-club, contemporary, literary-fiction, favorites, gore, historical, quirky

Or 9/10. I adored this book. Funny, sad, in parts eyeball scrapingly descriptive of physical afflictions (both horse and man). From the very start I had the first person narrative voice of Eli, the younger Sisters brother, speaking in my head in a Southern American drawl. I would never have chosen a book set in the American gold rush of 1850 and about a couple of hit men for myself but I am so pleased it was a book group choice. Despite the characters all being rogues of one form or another, you can't help but empathise with them.

Highly recommended.
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Reading Progress

June 7, 2012 – Started Reading
June 7, 2012 – Shelved
June 7, 2012 – Shelved as: book-club
June 7, 2012 – Shelved as: contemporary
June 7, 2012 – Shelved as: literary-fiction
June 8, 2012 –
page 90
27.44%
June 9, 2012 –
page 120
36.59%
June 10, 2012 –
page 157
47.87%
June 10, 2012 –
page 157
47.87%
June 11, 2012 –
page 194
59.15%
June 12, 2012 –
page 260
79.27%
June 12, 2012 – Finished Reading
June 13, 2012 – Shelved as: favorites
June 13, 2012 – Shelved as: gore
June 13, 2012 – Shelved as: historical
June 13, 2012 – Shelved as: quirky

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