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The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt Rating: 3* of fiveThe Book Report: Achilles and Patroclus in the Old West. Brothers whose adult lives are spent murdering in the service of a venal master, the Commodore, without question or conscience. Eli Sisters, in this story, awakes to conscience, and as is inevitably the case, disaster, ruination, and tragedy ensue.My Review: Pleasant way to wile away the hours. Some anachronisms niggled at me. I thought the storytelling voice was charming.That's it, really. Nothing world-shaking. A very nicely made novel about people I'd cross the street to avoid in real life. If television is too unspeakably grim and Nabokov is too much work, this'll pass the time.