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Undermajordomo Minor

Lucien Minor’s mother had not wept, had not come close to weeping at their parting.

Uh, well, erm, what kind of book was this? Pretty early into it I already tweeted “This book is going to be awesome-weird or how-what-why-frustration-fueled-weird” and it landed largely on the side of the last option.

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Fiction

Day 910: The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers is a book I read for my Walter Scott Prize project, but it also turns out to qualify for my Man Booker Prize project… 200 more words

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Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt

I, like most everyone else, was a big fan of deWitt’s runaway hit (heh, that rhymed) The Sisters Brothers, so my expectations for the follow-up were of average height—which, for a shorty like me, is pretty high. 132 more words

One-Liners

The position (Mr Olderglough assigned it the name of undermajordomo, which Lucy and Father Raymond decided was not a word at all) was lowly and the pay mirrored this but Lucy, having nothing better to do, and nowhere in the world to be … embraced his fate and wrote back to Mr Olderglough, formally accepting the offer, a decision which led to many things, …

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The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt


The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
Published 2011
325 pages
Fiction

“…I am happy to welcome you to a town peopled in morons exclusively. Furthermore, I hope that your transformation to moron is not an unpleasant experience.” 675 more words

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Book Review - The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt

Book Review – The Sisters Brothers – Patrick deWitt

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  •    Book: The Sisters Brothers
  •    Author: Patrick deWitt
  •    Genre: Fiction / Western
  •    Year of Release: 2011…
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