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Quick Takes: Trailer Park Noir, The Sisters Brothers

Trailer Park Noir by Ray Garton takes some proudly despicable characters with clashing motives, puts them in a closed environment and has them interact with each other. As a reader, you know this isn’t going to end well, and it doesn’t. It’s a classic fuck-ups racing each other to the bottom story. Recommended

Ray Garton writes about Trailer Park Noir here.

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick Dewitt Trailer Park Noir by Ray Garton

I read The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt because of its great cover. We aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover but a shitty cover is a turn-off and a great one catches your eye. By itself it isn’t enough to guarantee the book being read but a great cover WILL make me take a closer look at it. In this case The Sisters Brothers is a western about the titular brothers, who are cold blooded killers. It is told from the POV of one of the brothers in a captivating dispassionate voice filled with humor. The narrative is filled with violence that is handled so matter of factly and dispassionately it’s almost tonally reminiscent of a Parker novel at times. The Sisters Brothers has one eye towards Charles Portis and shouldn’t be missed by readers. Highly Recommended.

Brian Lindenmuth

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.

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