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Empire of Cotton: A Global History
Sven Beckert
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Undermajordomo Minor

Undermajordomo Minor: A Novel - Patrick deWitt
I loved The Sisters Brothers, though I found it a bit too violent. I really did not think he could do it again, as that book was so unusual.

But DeWitt has a very unique voice—his worlds are normal historical fiction worlds, only they are not. Color is so important, as is texture. You think you know what is happening, only you don't exactly. His language is fun, his place and personal names fun, and it makes you want to visit. As with The Sisters Brothers, I want to see this on screen. And I am not a movie watcher. I wonder what kind of a screenplay he could write?

Though the end of this novel is unresolved and thus not a 5-star read for me, I feel like DeWitt has an amazing 5-star novel in him.