The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt (31)

I don’t usually like stories like this, and I hardly ever read them. But there was something about the title and cover that got me!  So, I took it out of my library.

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commadore 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.  And 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.

With  this book, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters–losers, cheaters, and ne’er-do-wells from all stripes of life–and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humour, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.

I loved this book from start to finish!

What a GREAT story!

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