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“A gorgeous, wise, riveting work of, among other things, cowboy noir…Honestly, I can’t recall ever being this fond of a pair of psychopaths.”
—David Wroblewski, New York Times bestselling author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

“A masterful, hilarious picaresque that keeps company with the best of Charles Portis and Mark Twain…a relentlessly absorbing feat of novelistic art.”
—Wells Tower, author of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

The Sisters Brothers is dark, dark, and funny, both ha ha and strange…and you’ll love the characters you meet along the way.”
—Tom Franklin, New York Times bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Patrick deWitt, a young writer whose “stop-you-in-your-tracks writing has snuck up on the world” (Los Angeles Times), brings us The Sisters Brothers, a darkly comic, outrageously inventive novel that offers readers a decidedly off-center view of the Wild, Wild West.  Set against the back-drop of the great California Gold Rush, this odd and wonderful tour de force at once honors and reshapes the traditional western while chronicling the picaresque misadventures of two hired guns, the fabled Sisters brothers. The most original western since the Coen Brothers re-interpreted True Grit—you’ve never met anyone quite like The Sisters Brothers.

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The Sisters Brothers
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3.9 / 5
the sisters brother / patrick dewitt
August 27th, 2014
Fan - tas - tic !
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Eli and Charlie
June 14th, 2014
Deaths pile up; blood flows; and in the end not everything is beautiful and fair. :/ Eli, my heart was with you.
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1 review
February 17th, 2014
My favourite read of 2013. Great plot. Original, funny, gritty, and strangely endearing characters. Highly recommended.
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February 6th, 2014
This was wonderful. A great character driven story, with quick and witty dialogue. I was both repulsed and sympathetic to the characters at the same time....wanting their plots to be foiled, but also cheering on the inside when they managed to escape trouble.
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January 28th, 2014
This is one of the few books I regretted spending any money on. The plot can briefly be summed up as "ride, con, rob, kill and repeat". To be just, there also was the occasional drinking and tom catting, but that did not really improve anything. I would like to have someone explain to me how the book was ever rated highly in some papers. All in all it was depressing and 50 shades of black would be a more apt title. The one star is only shown because this system cannot show anything less.
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