The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers Patrick deWitt 2011
26 19 7 7.3/10 HARDCOVER FICTION English 336 Ecco 0062041266 9780062041265

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm's gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living–and whom he does it for.

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Critic Reviews

The Washington Post Ron Charles

As the novel runs along, deWitt shifts the story in unpredictable directions...

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National Post Michael Christie

Yes, this is a mighty fine read, and deWitt a mighty fine writer.

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The Los Angeles Times Carolyn Kellogg

...a skillfully polished voice and a penchant for gleefully looking under bloody bandages.

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The New York Times John Vernon

'The Sisters Brothers' could have been an unnerving black comedy, but its sketchiness and the inherent silliness of its McGuffin, the 'formula,' finally sap its ability to unsettle us.

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The Independent Jake Wallis Simons

'The Sisters Brothers' is one of those books that they call 'genre bending'.

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The Guardian Jane Smiley

'The Sisters Brothers' full of both strange adventures and revelations.

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