➜ [KINDLE] ❆ The Sisters Brothers By Patrick deWitt ➦ – Pdfr25.co

The Sisters Brothers 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 ForWith The Sisters Brothers, 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 S Frontier That Beautifully Captures The Humor, Melancholy, And Grit Of The Old West, And Two Brothers Bound By Blood, Violence, And Love


10 thoughts on “The Sisters Brothers

  1. says:

    Saddle up and ride along with Charlie and Eli Sisters down a trail of dark comedy.The horses are accustomed to gun fire but all your laughing out loud may spook um a bit From what I ve heard the production of this movie has finished and it should hit the theaters some time this year, 2018 Staring John C Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Rutger Hauer and Jake Gyllenhaal.


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    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 convince him to make sound retirement plans, what with the allure of all that cash and booze that accompanies the job Sounds like the makings of some brilliant Coen brothers film, doesn t it In fact, this book is brilliant It is light and humorous without being superficial, it is touching and poignant without being sappy, and with dialogue redolent of Deadwood, I have to wonder if David Milch didn t have a consulting role here Although maybe that s really the way people spoke in the latter half of the 19th century, in which case, never you mind.But truly, this book deserves any praise it receives It s a pleasurable read with vividly entertaining characters, and the only thing disappointing about it is that it ends far too quickly P.S Don t pretend this book doesn t remind you of Seth Bullock.


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    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, they meet a panoply of misfits and losers who provide a steady stream of often humorous incidents that help to explicate the brother s relationship Add to this set up, a narrative voice, provided by Eli, the younger of the two gunslinging brothers, that has a deadpan simplicity that is oddly appealing And, it is worth noting, it has the best cover I ve seen in a long time.With so much going for it, why doesn t Patrick deWitt s novel deliver Ultimately it is a failure to integrate the disparate events into a cohesive plot or arc for character development Things happen and some of them are funny, but they don t lay the groundwork for growth in Eli s character that the form demands It doesn t help that once the brothers find their target that the plot twist that leads to the climax of the book is singularly flat and generates no tension It also didn t help that there are historical incongruities particularly around the state of dentistry that are jarring and out of place, even in a story that in no way purports to be realist, realistic details would help to sustain the truth that can be found in absurdity deWitt is a talented writer, and while I don t think he shouldn t win the Booker for this outing, I do look forward to seeing what he comes up with next.


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    Update on the movie Don t watch the movie, read the book Unfortunately, it did not have any of the atmosphere of deWitt s novel The appeal of the novel is in the voice of the narrator which could not be captured on the screen Review 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 with the author s voice right from the start The Sisters brothers are Eli and Charlie, 2 famous paid killers working for the Commodore They are hired to find and kill a prospector in San Fransisco The novel presents their journey to California and their adventures while they are there.Eli and Charlie could not be different from each other Charlie is bossy, impulsive, a bit of psychopath, loves to drink and does not hold too much respect for his brother Eli, on the other hand, is sensitive, loves his brother, cares for his horses, does not enjoy killing people uselessly and his dream is to settle down with a woman The story is told by Eli, and oh, it is such a beautiful voice I cannot exactly pinpoint what I loved so much about this book but I guess it is the story telling and the introspect into Eli s feelings about his job, his brother and the relationship with his horse It was moved by his candid feelings and could not help but sympathise with Eli, despite him being a killer.


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    Satirical The Sisters Brothers is a truly original novel While it s a Western, it doesn t really feel like it The writing style is lyrical and the dialogue flows so effortlessly with its satirical interweaving of humour, brotherhood, intrigue and murder, which makes this an exceptional read The two Sisters brothers, Charlie and Eli are hitmen for the Commodore, who has contracted them to assassinate Hermann Kermit Warm They are both remorseless killers but Eli wants to try new things and dreams of a different life, perhaps opening a store, settle down with a female, any female such a sweet guy His volatile and less sensitive elder brother doesn t have the same outlook They are both psychopaths, with a lack of empathy or emotional attachment, and this makes for some witty and entertaining exchanges.There is nothing predictable about the storyline While we know the main plot from the outset, it s an interesting undulating route they navigate through the story, either planned or unplanned Perhaps the characters took on a life of their own that Patrick deWitt struggled to contain.It was a joy to just lift this book and let the words flow The chapters are short and punchy, underpinning a good solid pace to the story I found it captivating and difficult to put down and actually enjoyed the experience of reading this book.Do you ever smell a book I loved the smell of this book too.


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    This was a strange, quirky and oddly captivating book that I simply could not put down.Eli and Charlie Sisters are not only brothers, but they are assassins put to the task of killing Hermann Kermit Warm It seems that Mr Warm, who by all accounts is a likable fellow, has stolen something from the Commodore, the fearsome and loathsome employer of the Sisters brothers.The year is 1851 ant the two brothers make their way through Oregon and California on the hunt for Mr Warm Along the way they will wet Charlie s taste for Whiskey, Eli will discover the joys of toothpaste, decide to go on a diet, and question what he wants out of life Both men will endure their own medical issues along the way Not to mention the unmentionable cast of characters they will meet and Kill along the way.This is an interesting book that at times is funny, gritty, repulsive, endearing yes, I said endearing , and violent In short, this book is a hoot I probably would not have picked this book up if it weren t for my Goodreads friends reading and reviewing it This was unique but also rewarding So..step outside of your comfort zone on this one I imagine the Author laughing like a fool while writing this I know I would have been It s imaginative, unique and a western without really being a western huh It s peculiar and enjoyable Don t take my word for it, read the book See of my reviews at www.openbookpost.com


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    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 They were funny at times and brutal at others I also liked the overly formal Western dialog with few contractions, much like the Coehn brothers version of True Grit I suspect the novel has the same style of dialog but I ve yet to read it It also reminded me of Richard Brautigan s The Hawkline Monster at times.The book is described as being a picaresque adventure, which it is It s also not a very interesting one for long stretches at a time I loved the writing but I kept getting drowsy while reading it I ve never before been torn between my admiration for writing and my desire to toss a book back on the unread pile for something interesting.I did like it than I thought it was bland, though There were enough twists and reversals of fortune to keep me from drooling on my Kindle There were a few close calls, though Three out of five stars.


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    The Sisters Brothers Patrick deWittThe Sisters Brothers 2011 is a historical novel by Canadian born author Patrick deWitt 2013 1391 279 5 14 5 21 9789646332850 1392 9786007283196 1393 9786002294937 21 .


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    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 she has found my lost reviews I loved this book I thought it was a blast


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