Great cover – hope the book lives up to it

I was browsing in my local indie bookshop yesterday afternoon, and this new book, which they’d only just put out on the table leapt out at me.  What a fab cover!

Then I turned it over and read the blurb, and two more words made me buy it without further investigation.  They were ‘Cowboy Noir’. These words are guaranteed to interest me – loving both Westerns and classic styled crime. Comparisons to the Coen brothers also feature.

Set during the Gold Rush of 1851, it’s the story of brothers Eli and Charlie Sisters who are notorious killers and are on their way to California to kill someone.

It’s also a no-brainer – no prizes for guessing what I shall be reading next!

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The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt


10 thoughts on “Great cover – hope the book lives up to it

  1. I’ve heard about this book and I love love that cover. You have to come back and tell us what you think of it when you get round to reading it.

  2. That cover is fracking awesome!! Just that alone would prompt me to purchase a copy. Thanks for the heads up on it – I’ll be checking for it at my local book shop!

  3. If you aren’t all cowboy’d-out after you have finished this then I would suggest that you get hold of a copy of Appaloosa by Robert B.Parker.
    I picked it up in the library having heard about it somewhere and put it in my bag today to read at lunchtime at the office.
    Big mistake – I am going to have to stay late tonight to finish the work I didn’t do because I was glued to the book until I finished it!
    It’s set in New Mexico in 1882 when the small town of Appaloosa is under the sway of rancher and all round robber baron Randall Bragg who has treated it as his own private fiefdom since he gunned down the town’s last marshall.
    Until that is the town’s aldermen approach Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, reknowned as town-tamers to come and help them get Appaloosa back under the rule of law.
    The story is told by former Union soldier and West Point graduate Hitch and is utterly gripping – Robert Parker really is a master of his craft.
    I really liked Hitch as a narrator and character and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. i might even have to buy my own copy now!

  4. Great cover but more importantly – great title. Just weird enough to keep you staring at it for a bit longer than usual, then you get sucked into the cover image and then you read the summary. An example of very good marketing.

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