The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

The Sisters Brothers

byPatrick DeWitt

Kobo ebook | May 14, 2011

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Winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Prix des libraires du Quebec 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 -- and from the back of his long-suffering one-eyed horse -- 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 -- and of these two brothers, bound to each other by blood and scars and love.

Title:The Sisters BrothersFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 14, 2011Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770890270

ISBN - 13:9781770890275

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant and compelling This modern western is a new take on an old style, and thank heavens for it. Endlessly inventive, and full of elegant whimsy even when depicting brutal violence, the story of Charlie and Eli Sisters' journey is impossible to predict and equally impossible to deny. You will love these boys. I am sorry it's over.
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I am trying to ease my way back into the habit of reading purely for pleasure and I am very happy I began with this book. Although I was unsure about how much I might enjoy the western theme, I was hooked from te very beginning. I loved the pace and never foulnd myself having to force myself through any of it.
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Very accurate to the setting. Gory at times but in a useful way. Very kafkaesque in its theme. Will make a good Coen brothers movie
Date published: 2015-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Sisters Brothers is a great read! I hesitated when choosing this book since it is far from my "genre" of books, turns out I absolutely loved it. It was interesting and witty, I will surely buy Patrick DeWitt's "Ablutions"! Great read!
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reader Unique writing. Takes a while to catch the book's rhythm. But once you do ..enthralling!
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Sisters Brothers I very much enjoyed reading this book. I found the cadence of the dialogue perfecting reflected the slow time of this age, and the complex relationships particularly the 2 brothers. When you finally meet their mother she is just what you expect, saddened at their line of work, demanding full respect from her boys and with a fear they will end up like their father. Even though the work the boys chose to do in life was violent, it was refreshing to see them respectful of everyone. Even the men they were hired to kill.
Date published: 2014-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy The writing was actually decent and to the point, the chaptersbreaks are short which makes it a good read for when you're on the go. The brothers and the characters they run into are pretty interesting. Overall this was an easy read and bc of it I think this would make a quirkyartsy western someday.
Date published: 2014-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! I thought this book was a great read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story of the Sisters brothers grabbed me and flowed seamlessly through to the ending. My only problem was that I didn't want it to end! I would be very happy if the author wrote a sequel.
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! DeWitt's The Sisters Brothers is a great read : It is filled with twists and turns. Although not a fan of westerns, I could not put it down. Definitely a "must-read"!
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! One of the finest books I’ve read in recent years. The Western setting may put some people off, but I urge you to put that reserve aside. It reads somewhat like one of the better Coen Brothers films, with a tone of voice and depth of character that completely immerses you. I read it through in every available minute of my spare time and am about to read it again.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story Page turning, western story, haphazard outlaws
Date published: 2013-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well written An excellent read!
Date published: 2013-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well written In Sisters Brothers DeWitt has created a thoroughly enjoyable Western that suits a contemporary reader. The Sisters brothers are a duo that I was easily able to picture and set in the time and world that DeWitt creates in the novel, and I found myself recalling them and their mis(adventures) long after I finished the book. This is a novel not for the faint of heart. My only wish is that it had been longer.
Date published: 2013-10-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, bad and ugly O brother where art thou meets deadwood. I enjoyed the story, the characters, and the writing style which I found to be uniquely brilliant.
Date published: 2013-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brothers Excellent. What a good novel. Definitely a must buy
Date published: 2013-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A page turner Just finished. A breathless romp through the wild west with a couple of maniacal bros
Date published: 2013-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strange A really odd book. No beginning or end. Just a middle.
Date published: 2013-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great novel Quick and light read. A refreshing insightful take on the old west. Recommend it for any one who likes this sort of thing
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absorbing and unexpected. This was quite a good read and wasn't predictable at all. A good read.
Date published: 2013-03-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Such high hopes but no I look forward to the movie. Hated reading the book, just kept expecting the movie. Glad it is done.
Date published: 2013-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tally-ho, well not really but it keeps with the Western theme... Get your cowboy hat and your stirrups on, as you will be traveling horse-style from Oregon City to San Francisco in the 1800s. You meet Eli and Charlie, in a profession that gunslinger don't take lightly. The story unfolds and you feel like you a rider with them as you get Eli's point of view of life, love and revenge. Beautifully written
Date published: 2012-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good story A very good book with plenty of action, humour and rich characters, especially the reluctant killer and main character, Eli Sisters. He and his brother, Charlie, a less reluctant assassin than Eli, are sent to kill a man for no apparent reason. The two men drift from one deadly situation to another as they search for their prey. And then, as they close in, Eli sort of has a change of heart, and the quest to kill becomes one of survival. Somewhat predictable, because there are virtually no plot twists, and lacking any real excitement in the end, this book still had enough to earn four out of five stars from me.
Date published: 2012-02-07