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Book Review: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

The first word that comes to mind about The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt is philosophical. And like many good western stories, movie and otherwise, this novel is full of dark and gritty greatness. 475 more words


10 books on the International Dublin Literary Award longlist 2017

It’s that time of year again: the longlist for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, the world’s richest literary prize, has been announced.

There are 147 titles on the list — from all corners of the world — all of which have been nominated by librarians, making it a proper “readers’ prize”. 529 more words

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A Wicked Western

I was sitting outside the Commodore’s mansion, waiting for my brother Charlie to come out with news of the job.

Deep in the heart of gold-mining country, the Sisters Brothers are travelling in search of one Mr Hermann Kermit Warm.

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Reviews: 'The Sisters Brothers' and 'The Suicide Shop'

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt ****
‘Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. Across 1000 miles of Oregon desert his assassins, the notorious Eli and Charlie Sisters, ride – fighting, shooting, and drinking their way to Sacramento. 602 more words

Layover in Taipei

The flight gets held for a bit while the attendants have our passports at the kiosk and are speed-mashing buttons like crazy trying to figure something out. 772 more words

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Literary Sojourn: Festival of Authors – Part 3 of 3

This is the third and final installment of “Mature Fangirling at Literary Sojourn,” in which I summarize the true-life experiences – some embarrassing, some inspiring – of other best-selling authors featured at this event. 1,138 more words


Author Patrick deWitt (Literary Sojourn - Part 2 of 3

Patrick deWitt is the main reason I attended Literary Sojourn this year.

I loved his novel The Sisters Brothers, described as “cowboy noir” with dark humor and an off-kilter view of the Wild West. 823 more words