Cover Crazy – The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

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What I love:
The red, black and white combination; the stylised figures holding guns; the face in the moon obscured by the figures; the clear font for the title and western style font for the author’s name.


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.


5 responses to “Cover Crazy – The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

  1. I’m a cover snob and that cover is great!

  2. The cover is creative and unique. I had to look at it for a while to take it all in. My favorite aspect, other than the great colors are the way it sort of looks like a skull.

  3. I love the trick of the eye with this one. Its so creative!

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