I finished another novel this week. I love having a Kobo again, it just makes reading so much easier. I love that every spare minute can be used more effectively.

This week, I read The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. It was recommended to me by a friend and there was a lot of praise around the book PLUS it’s an historical fiction by a Canadian author, I was pretty excited to read it. Unfortunately, that only lasted until I started reading it. I had seen online that this was a dark comedy, but I had to say that the joke was lost on me. There were some parts of the book I liked but the real reason I finished the book so quickly was because I was excited to get on to the next one. I didn’t enjoy most of the characters in the book so I didn’t really care when something bad or good happened to them. I also thought I might enjoy this novel since I took an entire course about cowboys at U of T (yes, that was a thing) but unfortunately I just couldn’t get into it. But like I said, it could just be the joke was lost on me.

This book is highly recommended across the internet but I wouldn’t recommend it. Have you read this book? Did you enjoy it?

2 Comments on another read: the sisters brothers

  1. UT had a course like that?! how did I miss it lol but ah…I don’t get inside jokes, so I’m assuming the dark comedic bits would have been lost on me as well.

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