Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Of All the Pretty Horses and Men

The Sisters BrothersThe Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In case you couldn't tell from the title of my post, this book reminded me of what you might get if you crossed All the Pretty Horses with Of Mice and Men. I'm not much for westerns as a rule, but this one was well-written and had a great character as the narrator. Eli Sisters, one of the famous Sisters brothers (hit men of the gold rush era) is somehow both complex and a little simple, and sympathetic yet not wholly so. As a man I like him a little and dislike him a little, but as a character I think he's supremely well drawn, and makes this book a very engaging read.

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1 comment:

Dave said...

I am very intrigued by the idea of a cross between All the Pretty Horses and Of Mice and Men.