|The Sisters Brothers|
By Patrick DeWitt
Patrick DeWitt’s The Sisters Brothers is an old western with a modern twist. Even if you don’t like westerns (like me), you might like this one. Hilarious and grotesque at the same time, The Sisters Brothers is surprisingly funny and doesn’t shy away from a bit of self-reflection.
The callous Eli and Charlie Sisters are legendary as the Commodore’s hired men. Their mission is simply to find their targets and kill them, no questions asked.
Charlie is the lead man and feels no remorse. Eli, the more sentimental of the two, senses that there could be more fulfilling careers available to him. But he has always backed up his brother. The killing itself seems to come naturally.
Hired to kill Hermann Kermit Warm for reasons they do not need to know, the Sisters brothers go perfunctorily about their business. Their assignment takes them to California where gold fever has gripped the state.
The brothers live in the seedy underworld of the 1850s. Throughout their travels they encounter an unappealing and unfortunate cast of characters. These include a prospector who has lost his mind, a boy whose family has left him for dead (and who temporarily latches onto the indifferent brothers), and the sleazy Mr. Mayfield, proprietor of the town of Mayfield, who surrounds himself with sycophants.
The story is narrated by Eli, who, despite being a cold-blooded murderer, is an endearing character. Eli would like to fall in love and settle down, and dreams of leaving the nomadic life. Eli and Charlie live on the fringes, and Eli is looking for a way out.
His wish may be fulfilled when the brothers learn of a business proposition that could be their salvation. Like the gold crazed prospectors that populate the hills, Eli and Charlie hatch a plan that they hope will set them up for life. They have to hustle their way into it, but they’re good at that. Eli’s growing displeasure at his life of spare brutality is pushing him towards a new path. Little do Eli and Charlie expect the calamitous mishaps that follow.
DeWitt has a knack for making ugly realities into comedic episodes – do not underestimate the humour in this grim tale. Entertaining and tragic, The Sisters Brothers is more than a standard western. As the brothers grapple with their own beliefs, childhoods and futures, these psychopaths reinvent themselves, for better or for worse.
"Nice big American hooters," he grinned as he roughly pawed her bosoms. He brought his forefingers and thumbs to the tips of he nipples newpornsites.pro. Olivia inhaled sharply as he pinched her nipples. He was not exactly gentle. But he did not pinch as hard as she had feared. He clearly was not trying to inflict pain. However, what he was doing was worse than inflicting pain. As he rubbed and tweaked her pink pointed tit toppers, he was obviously trying to make her aroused. Olivia's face flushed, but this time embarrassment was not the sole reason for her blushing cheeks. As she tried to keep her breathing steady, she could feel herself begin to grow wet between her legs hotmyfreecams.com. Olivia was so ashamed of herself. This was far worse than any physical pain that they could ever inflict on her. How long was this going to go on?ReplyDelete