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The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt

Created by cmiles on 9/5/2013. Updated by Wordpresss Import on 4/18/2022.

Lately I have been thinking about Denis Johnson's Train Dreams - while looking for other novels about he American West I came across The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. Set in the mid 1800s The Sisters Brothers takes some recognizable classic elements of a 'Western' (hired killers, gunfights, gold, travels across the west) and adds in humor, odd incidents and disturbing violence. Stylized, strange and different this was interesting to read - but ultimately I found myself a bit disinterested in the unsympathetic ultra-violent brothers, their fate and their adventure.

Rating: 3 of 5 First Read Date: May 2013

Amazon – The Sisters Brothers


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