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Light Read? I don't think so.,
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This review is from: The Sisters Brothers (Paperback)
Some snots weren't happy with this novel being included in the shortlist for the Man Booker. 'Light read' and 'beach book' they exclaimed. Not a bit of it. This novel is brilliantly written, intelligent, subtle and witty. There's never a dull moment as the notorious Sisters brothers go in search for a gold prospector called Herman Warm. Warm has upset the 'Commodore' and he wants revenge. What the Commodore wants, the Sisters brothers will deliver but they have to overcome a series of harrowing adventures to get to their quarry. What really makes it all work so well, is you never know what the brothers are going to do as they are confronted with a series of moral dilemmas. One thing is for sure, you don't want to pick fight with them.