The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers A gorgeous wise riveting work of among other things cowboy noir Honestly I can t recall ever being this fond of a pair of psychopaths David Wroblewski New York Times bestselling author of The St

  • Title: The Sisters Brothers
  • Author: Patrick deWitt
  • ISBN: 9780062041272
  • Page: 364
  • Format: ebook
  • A gorgeous, wise, riveting work of, among other things, cowboy noir Honestly, I can t recall ever being this fond of a pair of psychopaths David Wroblewski, New York Times bestselling author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle A masterful, hilarious picaresque that keeps company with the best of Charles Portis and Mark Twain a relentlessly absorbing feat of novelistic art A gorgeous, wise, riveting work of, among other things, cowboy noir Honestly, I can t recall ever being this fond of a pair of psychopaths David Wroblewski, New York Times bestselling author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle A masterful, hilarious picaresque that keeps company with the best of Charles Portis and Mark Twain a relentlessly absorbing feat of novelistic art Wells Tower, author of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned The Sisters Brothers is dark, dark, and funny, both ha ha and strange and you ll love the characters you meet along the way Tom Franklin, New York Times bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked LetterPatrick deWitt, a young writer whose stop you in your tracks writing has snuck up on the world Los Angeles Times , brings us The Sisters Brothers, a darkly comic, outrageously inventive novel that offers readers a decidedly off center view of the Wild, Wild West Set against the back drop of the great California Gold Rush, this odd and wonderful tour de force at once honors and reshapes the traditional western while chronicling the picaresque misadventures of two hired guns, the fabled Sisters brothers The most original western since the Coen Brothers re interpreted True Grit you ve never met anyone quite like The Sisters Brothers.

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    1. This book has the coolest cover ever. What’s great, though, is that the coolness doesn’t end there.Charlie and Eli sisters are Gold Rush–era contract killers. They’re hired for what Eli hopes to be their last job, as he’d much prefer to hang his holster and settle down with a nice girl—or failing that, the first trollop that crosses his path. It makes no difference to him, really (dude is such a sweetheart). Charlie, on the other hand, is the less sensitive one. It’d be tougher to [...]

    2. I wanted to love this book. It jumped off of my pile of shortlisted Booker Prize nominees and demanded to be read first. Everything about it shouted "Yes, it's literature, but IT's FUN." The premise is that of a classic picaresque novel -- Charlie and Eli Sisters, two professional assassins in 1850 are sent by their employer to hunt down and kill Herman Kermit Warm who may, or may not, have stolen something. In the course of their journey from Oregon to California, at the height of the gold rush [...]

    3. When the Commodore orders the Sisters brothers to kill Herman Kermit Warm and take his mysterious formula, they have no idea the series of misadventures they will endure in the undertaking.I've been interested in this book forever and nabbed it on the cheap when it popped up on one of my ebook newsletter things. It may have been that my expectations were too high but this didn't live up to the hype for me.I liked the characters of Eli and Charlie Sister, natural born killers in the old west. The [...]

    4. My original review may still be missingbut this but this book is a $1.99 Kindle special today. It's TERRIFIC. If this historical FUN fiction about two brothers has been on readers TBR list -- this is a great price.I remember saying in my "lost review". It was the best 'dude' book I had read. And yep still holds. Great 'dude' book that any female will adore. I was 'liking' a new friends review on this book --and notice my review was missing in action (Iris??).a Standing joke for all the times sh [...]

    5. What theally not sure what I just read. Yippie-yi-yo-kaye?Like the *cover it's edgy, aptly tagged as 'cowboy noir'. Avoid it if you’re looking for a traditional western, no white hats, no riding happily off into the sunset. Same thing if you look for nice characters to bond with. A couple of hired guns Eli and brother Charlie Sisters aren’t particularly likeable unless you have a soft spot for psychopaths, Eli’s border-line and brother Charlie full-blown. Hey, they had a tough childhood. R [...]

    6. $1.99 on Kindle: December 21, 2017I've floated this before when it was on sale, but it's really good and deserves a shout-out! :)1 DEC 2016: $1.99 on Kindle. This was really good, I thought! I recommend! Review also found at : theparanormalpaladin.wordpresThe setting for this book is during the time of the Gold Rush in California. Most people are dirt poor and lots of them headed west to try and make their fortune, but ended up starving to death, getting murdered, or died by some other sickness [...]

    7. I was sitting in my car outside the Mission Viejo Public Library waiting for my friend Townes to come out with some books. I had told him I was in a western frame of mind and to pick me up something published rather recently. Like what, Townes had said. Like, The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt, published in 2011, I had said. I did not go inside with Townes because there was a cute South African librarian working there and I wasn't happy about my looks at the moment.Townes came back with four [...]

    8. I am so not the target audience for this story.I mean it’s a western.Right?Still the cover art kept pulling at meIt’s the 1850’s, gold rush, CaliforniaAnd the Sisters Brothers are two killers for hire,on the trail; on a job.And I thoroughly enjoyed it, from the get go.Charlie Sisters has the lead here, but it is Eli that will take you there.And tell you all about his horse, poor Tub, and the women he meets along the way.How he feels; what he wants; how he sees things, love and some alarmin [...]

    9. This ho-hum review of a ho-hum book got tricked up a bit and stuffed in a corner at Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud.Oh, and if for some odd reason you have an opinion about my moving reviews off , do feel free to keep it to yourself.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

    10. اووووف پسرررر این دیگه چی بود! :Dبرادران سیسترز جدا از تکنیک‌های ناب نویسنده‌ش در دیالوگ‌نویسی، شخصیت‌پردازی، پایان‌بندی و چارچوبِ کلی داستان، یه طنز سیاهِ قلقلک‌دهنده و در عین حال، یه جاهایی تلخ و گزنده داشت که بی‌اندازه آدمو به فکر فرو می‌برد. غیر از خودِ سوژه و داستان [...]

    11. A-yep. The Western is dead. Yeah, I'm happy too, because I love stories about the bloody history of the not-so-new world. As much as I love the great Western classics, their time is up. The Western has carried a lot of negative shit in its saddle-bags, shit that needs to be buried with it. The Western began as Historical Fiction, obviously, but it's popularity soon made it a genre all it's own, one especially overloaded with clichés and predictability. It started selling myths as political prop [...]

    12. The Sisters Brothersو Patrick deWittتاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و دوم فوریه سال 2013 میلادیعنوان: برادران سیسترز؛ نویسنده: پاتریک دویت؛ مترجم: پیمان خاکسار؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، به نگار، چاپ دوم 1391، در 279 ص، اندازه 5/14 در 5/21 س.م.، شابک: 9789646332850؛ چاپ سوم: تهران، زاوش، 1392؛ شابک: 9786007283196؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، ن [...]

    13. I like reading about bad people in fiction. And, lest we jump to conclusions, it's not because I'm a bad person myself (at least not in the torture or kill people kind of way; no, the sins in which I dabble are much more pedestrian than that), but it's because I like peering into those dark little corners of their brains. And, what is often the most frightening and fascinating is when I find that, really, they're much more like me than I care to admit. Take Pulp Fiction, for example, which may b [...]

    14. I love the cover of this book. Simply love it. And I'd hoped that I'd be as excited by the words inside the pages. Unfortunately, not so much. It wasn't bad, it just never quite grabbed me, never convinced me of the genius that existed between the covers that had it nominated for so many awards.Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in policy and enforcement. You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smor [...]

    15. میخوام به یه چیزی اعتراف کنم ، من یه عادتهایی توی کتابخونی دارم که بعضی وقتا به نظرم خیلی مسخره است ، مثلا اگه موقع خوندن یه کتاب از داستان خوشم نیاد واسه اینکه از خیر خوندنش نگذرم و نیمه کاره رهاش نکنم و روحیه ام رو واسه ادامه ببرم بالا اون وسطا یه کلک میزنم و میرم سراغ خوندن یه [...]

    16. A novel that is as whip-snap sharp and original as the artwork on the cover. Well, I say original, but who am I to judge, as I don't read Westerns and have never read any of the stuff that Mr de Witt is being compared to. I've not read Charles Portis (maybe I should?), although I did sit through the recent Coen Brothers film of True Grit, desperately trying to make out what on earth Jeff Bridges was mumbling about, and not succeeding most of the time. (How a man can win an Oscar for Best Actor w [...]

    17. Patrick deWitt's The Sisters Brothers reads like a novel written by a guy under Faulker and Cormac McCarthy's influence but who dispenses, wisely, with 95% of the deep meaning and sticks with a solid, cinematic storyline instead. That's a good decision. Trust me.The Sisters Brothers proceeds as if the book should have a whistle-heavy soundtrack for the inevitable film, with the lead roles played by up and coming actors of whom we haven't yet heard. Eli and Charlie Sisters, feared killers for hir [...]

    18. This is a deceptively simple book. The writing is simple, the chapters are short, on the surface of it the story itself is quite simple. But there are ideas here that run much deeper than what you see on the surface. Charlie and Eli Sisters are killers, so famous that simply stating their names makes people shake with fear. Charlie is brash and ruthless. Eli, who narrates their tale, is introspective and soft hearted. He's been drawn into this life by his feelings of loyalty and protectiveness t [...]

    19. De Witt's offering for the Man Booker 2011 nominations. I've now read nearly all the nominations and am convinced he should have won. This book was placed against Snowdrops, Jamrach's Menagerie, Half Blood Blues, The Sense of an Endingand Pigeon English. The prize went to Barnes for his "not the Turning of the Screw" The Sense of an Ending. It's very difficult to directly compare and contrast such a widely varied set of novels and then pick the best a bit like arguing which is best, legs or arms [...]

    20. Coen Brothers film alert!Coen Brothers film alert!Or Wes Anderson. Or Quintin Tarantino.Actually I see on that the film will come out in 2018, directed by Jacques Audiard. Jake Gyllenhaal will portray Warm (great casting), Joaquin Phoenix as Charlie and John C. Reilly as Eli (GREAT casting!)So what’s all the fuss about? Patrick deWitt’s 2011 novel pays playful homage to the literary western in this delicious dark comedy.Infamous western hitmen Charlie and Eli Sisters are on their latest ass [...]

    21. I'm an only child. It's true. I'm not bragging, even though the likes of me have inspired policy makers in China to decide there need to be more of the likes of me and less of those brothers and sisters types, and who am I to disagree with Chinese policy makers? No, but seriously, just trying to show it's not all bad, growing up without brothers or sisters. However, I'm not going to go into detail on all the benefits of being an only child, that will be for some other time. Let's just say that I [...]

    22. Description: 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.Opening: OREGO [...]

    23. Masterful storytelling highlights this deceptively simple tale of the Sisters brothers, two lowly paid assassins on their way to commit murder and collect their wages. While Eli yearns for a different life and serves as the conscience of the duo, Charlie is the trigger finger. He is violent, remorseless and prone to destructive habits. I've read very few westerns. This one puts me in mind of Pete Dexter's "Deadwood." Gritty and realistic - you can smell the mud and blood.It's sometimes hard to t [...]

    24. I get the McCarthy comparisons, but this book has an additional (disturbing) Kill Bill element, with a totally unique narrator who makes the story his own. I guess the "cowboy noir" description is pretty apt. The Sisters Brothers are some badass fabled assassins, but Sister Brother #2 Eli is no hot and gritty cowboy (a la Daniel Craig); rather he is the pudgy sidekick with a conscience who lends his melancholy, earthy-poetic voice to the tale. The writing is terse, and the characters are compell [...]

    25. "بنابراین بزرگ مرد کسی است که از هیچ همه چیز می سازد! و آقایان، وقتی می گویم هیچ منظورم دقیقا هیچ است!"رمان روانی بود، به نظرم نمیشه خیلی ژانر خاصی بهش داد اما به قدری گیرا بود که از خوندنش خسته نشم! یه جاهاییش منو یاد کتاب "عامه پسند، بوکفسکی" می انداخت اما حقیقتا دو تا کتاب متفاو [...]

    26. I'm not a fan of the western (Lonesome Dove excepted), so I was pleasantly surprised to find that I really liked this book. It has a very Coen Brothers/Tarantino feel to it, with it's odd characters and dark humor. Like quite a few of the Coen Brothers' more rural characters, some of these cowboys/pioneers displayed surprisingly well-developed vocabularies, which I find delightful and entertaining. Set during the Gold Rush in California, I thought it really captured the atmosphere of that time ( [...]

    27. یه موضوعی که برای من موقع خواندن یک داستان خیلی مهمه و می‌تونم بگم اولین اولویت و ممیزی‌م در پسندیدن یک داستانه اینه که نویسنده قبل از این‌که بخواد روشنفکر بازی دربیاره، اظهار فضل بکنه، بخواد تمام مشکلات ابنای بشر رو توی یک داستان و اونم بصورت مکتوب و گفتاری حل بکنه! بشینه م [...]

    28. "Why do I relish this reversal to animal? I began exhaling hotly through my nostrils, whereas Charlie was quiet and calm, and he made a gesture that I should also be quiet. He was used to corralling me like this, winding me up and corralling me into battle. Shame, I thought. Shame and blood and degradation."The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt is the kind of black comedy philosophical western that the Coen brothers would collaborate on, i.e. No Country for Old Men, Fargo, or True Grit. Fans of [...]

    29. Not your classic western novel. Great name, wonderful cover, lovely content, amazing storytelling. Shortlisted for the Booker prize 2011.I was watching a western comedy with Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson when I thought that I should read a proper western novel at some point. When I was little, I used to enjoy Karl May but that was the last time I immersed myself into this genre. That evening, I started to browse the only western I owned ( if I don't count the Gunslinger) and I found myself in love [...]

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