May 27, 2015

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt was short listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2011 BUT that is not why I put it on my reading wish list. It was the striking cover designed by Portland artist Dan Stiles. Of course I pick books by their covers, don’t we all?

The Sisters Brothers has been dubbed “cowboy noir” by its reading audience. It favors a Coen brothers’ or Quentin Tarantino movie – stark and violent with a dash of humor.  Charley and Eli Sisters are the two most feared hit men in the west. They work for the mysterious “Commodore” and are currently on assignment to eliminate Hermann Kermit Warm. They don’t know why Warm is to be killed and they don’t ask, it’s the job and so it m...

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