Reviewed by- Andrea (2012/05/06, 07:15 AM)
I found “The Brothers Sisters” by Patrick Dewitt to be a fresh and innovative novel. As a Man Booker contender this book was an intimate glimpse into the hard and sometimes brutal Old West of the 1850’s. Two brothers, Eli and Charlie Sisters, embark on a mission to assassinate a marked man. They encounter many difficulties as they navigate their way west, highlighting the distinct differences of the two brothers. I listened to this story on Audio and was hard pressed to step away from this book. It is character driven, with the relationship between the two brothers taking center stage. The narrators voice is poignant which added to the experience of listening. Eli’s intonation and interpretation of events is powerful, stirring, and at times very funny. He is a peculiar character and gets under your skin and stays there long after you’ve finished the book. His voice added a personal dimension I thoroughly enjoyed. This would make an excellent book club choice.Back.