Van has finished reading…The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

15 Mar

I read this book too quickly. It’s testament to its simple presentation that I got so completely sucked in by it. At the end I found myself thinking that I’d missed the depth of it. Despite the content it’s actually a quietly presented story, so that moments of menace gain weight, where it would have been so easy to over-write, to try and inject tension, which would ultimately have diffused it.

 A moment that lingers, that encapsulates this is the first time reputation is alluded to.

“We are Charlie and Eli Sisters.”

It’s enough.

I will read this one again, but more slowly next time.


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