Monday, March 05, 2012
Thoughts at the halfway point of The Sisters Brothers
Despite the potential unsavouriness of following two hired guns who kill at the drop of a hat you start to like Eli, the narrator of the tale of the two Sister Brothers.
Both clearly have psychological problems but it is Charlie, the older brother, who comes across from the start as being the more deranged and dangerous. He takes life easily and enjoys the deed.
But this is an enjoyable book following the two brothers as they head off on a assassination mission demanded by their employer the Commodore. As they head off towards the gold rush and the West they start a journey into their own relationship.
It's an easy read, with short snappy chapters, and it draws you in. Looking forward to seeing where it will end.