Thursday, September 04, 2014
Reader's Diary #1060- Patrick deWitt: The Sisters Brothers
Still, for all of its charms, I can't say I enjoyed it as a whole. The main plot revolves around their hunting down of a prospector, who, they discover has developed a chemical formula to help easily identify and extract gold sitting at the bottom of rivers or small lakes. It's enough of a plot for me in the one sense, but it's so slow in coming. So many of the chapters in the first half of the book seem almost entirely unrelated. I found these chapters interesting as individual short stories, but throwing the book's pacing off and too distracting to the novel at large.