A Very Short Review of Savages by Don Winslow:
doesn’t elevate this drugs-sex-and-guns adventure to the level of art, but it’s still a fun read.
A Very Short Review of The Sisters Brothers:
It’s hard not to compare The Sisters Brothers to True Grit. The timing, setting, diction, and, yes, grittiness of Sisters Brothers all point you back to the earlier novel. There’s even the catastrophic loss of a hand and lengthy bargaining over the purchase of horses. Where Grit revealed the interior monologue of a prim and precocious teenage girl in the wild west, Sisters reaches into the mind of an emotionally stunted gunslinger. It’s brilliant, intermittently funny and horrifying, and well worth picking up right away and not putting down at all.
—Aaron Weber aka Mr. Bookdwarf