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The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
The Sisters Brothers

Niki, January 23, 2012

Did you like True Grit? If you did, then you will be blown away by this wryly funny noir western. The book follows Charlie and Eli Sisters (the notorious hired-gun team known as the Sisters Brothers) as they make their way from the Oregon Territory into San Francisco for a job. Hijinks ensue.

They are men of few words, but, O, what words they are. The voice from our narrator Eli is so singular and fresh, that his musings (be they internal or ex-) inspire re-re-re-reading. The situations and story, too, are cinematic. Rich in detail and well-plotted, the book moves along at a steady clip.

Best book of the year!
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