None of the books I was planning to read today were keeping my attention so I picked up this one and was 50 pages in in what seemed like a second. Two hired killer brothers are tracking down their next target but one of them is rethinking his choice of profession. I love a good western and was instantly smitten with Eli‘s narration. I need to seek out the movie next.
The Sisters Brothers were famous headhunters in the Oregon/California area. The book follows Eli and Charlie as they hunt down Hermann Warm. Warm is a chemist and pioneer during the California gold rush. The story contained action, comedy, and heartbreak with a satisfying ending. I would highly recommend it to anybody looking for an exciting Western. 🔫🕵
This is no John Wayne western. Cowboy noir has arrived. DeWitt is able to create sympathy for dim bulb Eli and hair-raising horror for too wily for his own good Charlie in this picaresque/psycho-drama destined to become a cult classic.. Eli Sisters is a cross between Forrest Gump and a questioning Socrates on horseback, Smith and Wesson at his side, a seemingly simple-minded anti-hero who leads an examined life.
Somebody explain. I don't like violence or Westerns or psychos or killing sprees or hired guns or the #GoldRush but I love this book. I took it up because other Littens liked it and I like two of the author's other books pretty well, “Final Exit“ especially. Charlie and Eli have me m-e-s-m-e-r-i-z-e-d. I can't put it down and I can't figure it out. It could not be less “me.“ Why oh why? #western #blackhumor
#readingUSA2019 adding 12 more books to my tally! Tagged book is a western set in Oregon. It was quirky, dark humor, I enjoyed it!
A solid “meh”. I didn‘t hate it nor did I absolutely love it. It was a quick read and I found myself reading 50 pages at a time without even realizing it. I‘d say 3.5 stars out of 5; worth reading if you can borrow a copy but not worth buying (or paying over $0.50, which is how much I paid LOL)
I'm late to the #MayMadness game, but purely by coincidence I started today's #BooktoMovie challenge and decided to participate. I've been itching to see this movie since I heard it was being adapted, but I'm only now getting to it. It's one of my top 10 favorite books and the casting for the brothers are literally who I had pictured them as when I read it first all those years ago.
@Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader
I've read this twice and loved it both times. Eli makes a strangely charming narrator, and there is a good deal of wry humour. I'd recommend it if you liked the Coen brothers' version of True Grit or that kind of humour.
Content warning: animal with an eye injury 😖
Nobody could have been more surprised than me to discover I was going to struggle mightily with this writing style. Right from the start words like wooden, blank, monotonous and yes pocourante crossed my mind. I tried to engage but frankly the entire enterprise bored me silly, minus a few grimly memorable acts of violence and bad luck.
Some kind of point beyond an arch subversion of the Western myth would also have been welcome.
A dark comedy western about two brother killers around the gold rush.
I enjoyed the book and I loved Eli and I grew to love charlie even if he's not so likeable at first.
I think the setting was my favourite part. I love that era of America
I bought them at the beginning of this week, I‘ve already read two, and I can‘t wait to get on with the rest. I‘ll continue with “The Sisters Brothers”, an odd case of seeing the movie first before actually reading the book. 👀 Well, there‘s a first time for everything. 🤓📚
Never read a western themed book so was wary despite reviews. This book is superb. It is light and humorous but dark undercurrents that are kafkaesque as they travel to San Fran (v v apocalypse now). It is surprisingly touching and poignant without being saccharine. Wonderfully developed characters and great dialogue amongst them. Such imagination and I am so grateful to a friend for the copy. A Great read overall
1. I feel like it doesn‘t get enough love and it‘s a fantastic book!
2. Nope - I usually sleep on top of my duvet with a blanket so I don‘t really need to!
3. 10 degrees celcius
4. Garlic bread with tomato ketchup 😋
5. Ok! ⭐️
Thank God for audiobooks or I would not be getting any reading done right now. I enjoy using them also because I feel like it is easier for me to explore other genres and books I might not normally read. This book being one of them. #audiobook #scribd #western #currentlyreading
Eli Sister is one if the infamous Sisters brothers, hitmen. On horsebacks on their way from Oregon to gold digging California, this may seem a cliché western novel, but it‘s so much more. Eli is the softer of the brothers and he is a fantastic narrator, who thinks of life, the world around him and his role in it. A great read, funny and sad.
#ReadingUSA2019 OR #ManBooker
#ATY2019 A Book with a Criminal Character
Thank you @TheKidUpstairs I love that you actually bought me Miracle on 34th Street. I promise I will watch it next Christmas 😊Thank you also for all the books, especially since all the authors are Canucks 🇨🇦 I can‘t wait to try the tea, and the bookmark will be put to good use. 🥰🤗
So good! I‘m not much for Westerns, but I loved this story. Thanks for picking it @Dogearedcopy - it‘s a perfect way to end/start the year! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Ooof! I forgot to read my #LGPOG books! Luckily they‘re both rereads, but I might be a little late sending out, @Ashley31 - sorry!!! But I‘m so excited to reread this one, I read it when it came out and loved it. Thanks for the pick @Dogearedcopy !!!!
Putting together my #bookriot #readharder challenge list!
Still need suggestions for:
#ownvoices books in Oceania, Mexico, or Central America
A cozy mystery
Historical romance by an AOC
A business book
Nonviolent true crime
Middle grade YA that won a diversity award since 2009
A self published book
My wife couldn't wait any longer to give me my Christmas presents so I opened them early! She knows me so well I can't wait to read these!!! 📚🤓🎅
Didn't have the read-iest of years #in2018, but it was better than 2017. Let's see... The thing I regret not doing the most out of these is not having attended a book festival. I gave up on Lady Chatterley's Lover. I bought from #bloomsburybooks in downtown Ashland OR. I read a few classics, reread Harry Potter like I always do, and bought a #Pantheon edition of Russian Fairy Tales because of its cover.
#tarottakeover 2 #worldcard can symbolize the moment when your inner & outer worlds become singular. This amazing books main character does a lot of traveling & soul searching. "My flesh & scalp started to ring & tingle & I became someone other than myself, or I became my second self, & this person was highly pleased to be stepping from the murk and into the living world where he might do just as he wished." @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress
Oh this was goooooood. Loved the book and loved the movie. Incredibly long and beautiful and patient and affecting and I wanted to follow the Sisters brothers forever.
So here is my story for today. I have a brother, no other relatives. My brother is recovering from an addiction and we live several states apart. He used to love reading. I told him I wanted to start a Sister/Brother book club and I would send him the kindle books and we would buddy read. This is our first book and he loved it. We are now reading Buttermilk Graffiti and he is reading faster than me. He has rediscovered this love. 💖👊📚Powerful
Not as comic or violent as it has often been described, but it is balanced tale of a pair of hired killers , Eli and Charlie Sisters. It‘s a story of a journey the brothers take both literally, to California during the gold rush, and figuratively, to find out how they want to live their lives in a cruel world.