“It came over me all at once then: I was not an efficient killer. I was not and had never been and would never be.” It was the cover art that really drew me to this book. I am generally not a fan of westerns, but I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of two hired-gun brothers in gold rush California. I like a story that can make me like the bad guy. Shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker prize, I liked this book better than the winner.