The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

Fiction, General Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/01/2012
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The Sisters Brothers
A Western written by the Coen brothers
A brilliant, picaresque novel recounting the deadly mission of the eponymous Sisters Brothers - a pair of hired guns on the trail of their nemesis, Hermann... READ MORE
Greg Eden
The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
I’m usually quite wary of Booker Shortlisted books. I’ve found some of the previous titles hard to get into and at certain points unreadable. This book how... READ MORE
Jamie Harrison at Crawley
The Sisters Brothers
Way Out West
At first this novel was slightly jarring - the language was a little odd and I wasn't keen on the characters. However, there was just something about it th... READ MORE
Suzie Robinson
The Sisters Brothers
A book I suspect I will reread many times over the course of my life...purely for the pleasure of it.
Super original. Completely transported me. I don't think I would have guessed that the classic Western would combine well with elements of magical realism,... READ MORE
Angie at Glasgow Sauchiehall Street
The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
I have heard nothing but good things of this book and now, having read it, I am not surprised. It is an enchanting story, with brilliant underlying wit and... READ MORE
Hannah Mulligan Ward at Woking

Synopsis

Now a major motion picture starring Joaquin Phoeinix, John C. Reilly & Jake Gyllenhaal

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die.

Across 1000 miles of Oregon desert his assassins, the notorious Eli and Charlies Sisters, ride - fighting, shooting, and drinking their way to Sacramento. But their prey isn't an easy mark, the road is long and bloody, and somewhere along the path Eli begins to question what he does for a living - and whom he does it for.

The Sisters Brothers pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable ribald tour de force.

Filled with a remarkable cast of 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.

  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • ISBN: 9781847083197
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 247g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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The Sisters Brothers
A bit of a change
I enoyed this book, for giving a different perspective on history.The writing was quickly able to transport me to a time and life I have never known and I ... READ MORE
football widow
The Sisters Brothers
Adventure and Misery Embroiled with Guns.
The book is even more promising than the front cover suggests, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011, it's not hard to see why. Embarking on an advent... READ MORE
Royal Leamington Spa Book Society
The Sisters Brothers
A different sort of Western
Killers do have feelings after all; they worry about their weight and think of their mother! A good read: wry, succinct, a very unique voice.
LindsB
The Sisters Brothers
disappointing
this is not the sort of novel, I would normally read, but having read the great reports I decided to buy it. I must say, I was disappointed; the two main c... READ MORE
puffle
The Sisters Brothers
Fabulous Read
I first heard about The Sisters Brothers when it recently made it onto the Man Booker Longlist - perversely enough, it was all the mutterings about it not ... READ MORE
Teresa Majury
The Sisters Brothers
Don't judge a book by its cover
At the start of the year I treated myself and bought the whole set of book club titles. This was because extra points were offered and because I thought it... READ MORE
She who is too fond of books
The Sisters Brothers
A book of Two Halves
Whilst reading the first half of this book I kept wondering where it was all going. It seemed to be a series of musings without any real plot. The characte... READ MORE
Dapo
The Sisters Brothers
Good take on a western
The Sisters Brothers follows the tale of two brothers, Eli and Charlie Sisters, who are hired killers on the American west coast in the 1850s. This was dur... READ MORE
Hayley23
The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
i liked the pace of the book, it didn't slow or stall at any point and kept me hooked all the way through. The writing took me to the wild west and I felt ... READ MORE
W
The Sisters Brothers
Really smart story
Loved this book. Close to a perfect five for me. I love books like this. Short, easy to read, but not in the sense of being badly written. deWitt's style f... READ MORE
Robbianio
The Sisters Brothers
Really enjoyed it!
I didn't really know what to expect with this novel, and being shortlisted for the Man Booker, I was wary that it may be somewhat hard tp get into. I was t... READ MORE
Beaut
The Sisters Brothers
a nice gentle read
I have read books with more depth before - however I found I really looked forward to picking this book up after work etc... The short chapters and quick p... READ MORE
joby johnson
The Sisters Brothers
Brilliant
This is a fantastic read from the first to the last page. I loved the central characters and the author's very distinctive voice. I recommend it very hig... READ MORE
Ian C