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.

3 comments:

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

I came here via Winstondad. You have a great blog and love what you are doing here.

Parrish Lantern said...

have this book & read the Kindle sample, then purchased the book at Xmas, although have yet to read it.

jim at 366 books said...

Nice blog - just stumbled across it. I really struggled with The Sister Brothers - didn't get on with it at all and gave up after about 100pages, so will be interested if you think you like it even more as you go on...I may return to it one day as I think I'm the one in the wrong!