B2S Book Club April Pick: The Sisters Brothers

Our April Books 2 Screen pick is The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt (2012, Harpercollins). You can listen to past choices over on SoundCloud.  We will be meeting on April 25th to discuss!

For those not in London please feel free to discuss the book/film below and we will post a recording of the group to post!

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn’t share his brother’s appetite for whiskey and killing, he’s never known anything else. But their prey isn’t an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm’s gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living-and whom he does it for.

With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters-losers, cheaters, and ne’er-do-wells from all stripes of life-and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.

It stars John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

It was adapted by Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain. It’s directed by Jacques Audiard (Dheepan, Rust and Bone, and A Prophet). The film is produced by Why Not Productions,
Page 114, Annapurna Pictures, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, Union Générale Cinématographique, KNM, Michael De Luca Productions, Top Drawer Entertainment, Apache Films, Mobra Films and Les Films du Fleuve.

We always encourage you to support your local independent bookseller in purchasing the book and independent cinemas in your viewing!

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Last month we discussed The Dirt by Neil Strauss and the Motley Crüe.

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