The Sisters Brothers – It’s What We’re Reading

August 2012

A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
Patrick deWitt

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt may be set during the Gold-Rush era, but it’s not your run-of-the-mill Western. Charlie and Eli Sisters, the brothers of the title, have been hired guns long enough to have gained fierce reputations. But Eli, the more sensitive and introspective of the two, is ready to quit the outlaw life and settle down. His brother Charlie, however, is not quite as keen on the quiet life. On what would seem to be their final job, the brothers encounter adventure and misadventure, and the journey is even more pleasurable than the destination. Darkly comic and witty, this book reads like a Coen brothers film and gallops along faster than the Pony Express. It’s full of quirky characters and sharp dialogue.

You can find The Sisters Brothers in the Popular Reading Collection on the first floor of the Library.