The Sisters Brothers
Winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and the Stephen Leacock Medal. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the Walter Scott Prize.Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die: Eli and Charlie Sisters can be counted on for that. Though Eli has never shared his brother's penchant for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. On the road to Warm's gold-mining claim outside San Francisco Ñ and from the back of his long-suffering one-eyed horse Ñ Eli struggles to make sense of his life without abandoning the job he's sworn to do. Patrick DeWitt, acclaimed author of Ablutions, doffs his hat to the classic Western, and then transforms it into a comic tour-de-force with an unforgettable narrative voice that captures all the absurdity, melancholy, and grit of the West Ñ and of these two brothers, bound to each other by blood and scars and love.
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"I really liked this book overall. It wasn’t what I expected. I had just finished Hell at the Breech by Tom Franklin which was the best western I had read so far and SB fell short for me as a western.<br/><br/>As a story of two brothers and their journey... FANTASTIC. <br/><br/>I feel like it is more about brotherhood, family, and decisions than it is a western.<br/><br/>You end up getting really excited when the violent and dark “western” parts pop up, but they are few and far between and short lived. The dialogue and language of the characters felt more like a college classroom than a western to me as well.<br/>The idea or concept of this story would seem to set this up to be a classic, but it ends there. Great idea, just missed the mark on execution for me. For it being two contract killers, there was less violence and less details than I longed for. Too much of a happy ending <br/><br/>A great story of brotherhood and adventure. Sub par western. IMO<br/>"
"Very good. "