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The Sisters Brothers: A Novel

The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt My non-love for Man Booker continues.

Eli and Charlie Sisters are brothers who work for a boss named The Commodore. They're professional killers and they have been charged to leave Oregon, go to California to find a prospector named Herman Warm that has stolen something from the Commodore.

They have hijinks and meet odd characters along the way. Along this journey, Eli engages his developing conscience and decides that killing men may not be the life for him.

There's a sort-of-twist ending. The whole thing is very dark, but the humor just didn't resonate. Maybe it was the plot that took away from the humor.

I liked the character of Eli, but I was underwhelmed by the whole book. Luckily it was incredibly short and a fast read.