Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Sisters Brothers
We recently finished one of our favourite Christmas gifts, The Sisters Brothers, a novel by Patrick deWitt. We're always quick to endorse local Canadian talent, and Patrick has made it incredibly easy with this fantastic novel, turning the classic Western story into a dark comedy full of tragic characters engaging in mass amounts of violence. Two brothers (with the surname Sister) tied together through blood, both familial and literal, trekking across the wild frontier, coming to terms with who they are and what they have become. Both comical and tragic, this book is so well written we were disappointed we read it so quickly. Available at bookstores everywhere.