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The Sisters Brothers


Oregon, 1851. Eli and Charlie Sisters, notorious professional killers, are on their way to California to kill a man named Hermann Kermit Warm. On the ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000


by walbagray on Oct 25, 2012

This seemed very promising, but the narrative became boring and flat. I may have missed the point of this book. I could have spent the time reading Cormac McCarthy instead. More


Enjoyable Book

by Rett on Sep 27, 2012

I enjoyed reading this book. I found it to be quite different from my usual fare. It is about 2 brothers who are hired gunmen situated in earlier times when the means of travel was by horseback and carrying a gun was common place. They are hired to kill 2 gold miners and steal a formula that one ... More

Carl S

Not Yer Daddy's Western (but I bet he'd like it)

by Carl S on Sep 29, 2011

Narrated by the stouter half of a pair of old west hitmen, Patrick deWitt's 'The Sister's Brothers' takes us on a journey from Oregon to California during the gold rush, ostensibly to complete an assignment from their shadowy boss, but really in search of the dual protagonist's futures. Eli Sisters ... More

Candiss C

Sometimes good guys wear black

by Candiss C on Sep 11, 2011

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt wasn't what I was expecting. I was expecting a straight-forward Western tale, maybe with a bit of humor, perhaps updated a bit for a modern palate. I don't "do" Westerns, as a general rule. But I was pleasantly surprised to find a tale of depth, wit, and humanity ... More

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Imagine that the world will explode unless you--and you alone--take up the following challenge: *******You must decide whether to spend the rest of your life reading either only Westerns or only Science Fiction.******* So, which is it? Are you going to read only Westerns (like All the Pretty ... More

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