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The Sisters Brothers

Strange, hilarious at times, mournful at others, fatalistic, laced with violence and peppered with symbolism, The Sisters Brothers is a taut picaresque Western that reads like the script of a Coen brothers movie. 628 more words

Fiction

The Sisters Brothers

Carl and Eli Sisters are two hired guns on the West Coast during the California Gold Rush era. We follow them from their hometown of Oregon City to San Francisco to the foothills of the Sierra. 271 more words

Undermajordomo Minor - Patrick deWitt

This is the second of the two deWitt novels I found in my brothers room. He is one of my best friends favourite authors, hence I had to explore his writing. 212 more words

Least Useful Writing Advice

 This morning, in browsing the internet, I came across Stacey May Fowles’ latest book.

 

I loved Fowles’ novel Infidelity and so I was naturally curious and eager to read about her new book, which, in turn, led me to Stacey May’s answer to… 200 more words

Writing

Ablutions - Patrick deWitt

If you like books about alcohol, this is the book for you. DeWitt’s debut novel is an amazingly enthralling tale of demise. We follow the downward spiral of a young barmen in Hollywood; as the novel goes on we see the unnamed barman protagonist descend into a life of booze, with increasingly negative consequences. 239 more words

#5: A book with an unreliable narrator

Mind blown…

One of my students insisted that I read Ablutions by Patrick Dewitt. I was planning on reading it over Spring Break but I had a window of time last Friday, sans kids.   142 more words

Book Challenge - 2017