[review] The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt

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Summary (from goodreads):
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.

With 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 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.
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Edition Read: ebook (owned)

Where to buy: kobo*, google play, amazon*, nook*, book depository*, thriftbooks*

Thoughts:
Admittedly (and obviously), I have been in a reading slump for a while. I think I may have pulled through it. I was just really craving a Western and this one ranks up pretty high on the recommendation charts.

I wanted to like this one more than I did. It has all the elements there, but it's missing something for me that I can't quite put my finger on.

It follows along the classic western lines of a journey where you come across random people and events... and then just move along to the next spot.
I did like the ending. It's one of those "Get what you want, not what you need" sorts.

Verdict:

It's a solid book and worth a read if you are into Westerns and don't mind (relatively) pointless journeys.

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