- File Size: 11079 KB
- Print Length: 430 pages
- Publisher: Dragon Tree Books (July 23, 2013)
- Publication Date: July 23, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E4Y6F4I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,059,551 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Three Sisters Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
Bryan Taylor was born in Louisiana, grew up in Texas, went to school in Tennessee, South Carolina and California, and has traveled to 50 countries, more than any Pope except Saint John Paul II. He now lives in California, which is one of the few places with people crazier than him. For more information, visit www.threesistersnovel.com
Top Customer Reviews
Loved that I learned a lot while laughing a lot!
Though the novel was set in 1979, all of the satire applies to today just as easily as it does to 1979. The book reminds us that the Catholic Church, self-righteous evangelicals, corporate greed, self-interested politicians, and the self-obsessed media haven't changed all that much.
Few novels provide illustrations, but The Three Sisters includes several very funny illustrations, including ones for Virgin Mary Milk and The Spanish Inquisition Toy Set. Too funny.
Though the book is sacrilegious, the author doesn't get heavy-handed about it. Taylor keeps the satire fun and rolling along until the very end. I only wish I could have attended the Festivities in person.
So if you want to see what happens when a pleasantly twisted mind writes a novel instead of going to therapy, read The Three Sisters.
I really liked this book. It was witty in an Oscar Wilde or Mark Twain sort of way and made me laugh throughout. Not only is the main character highly sacrilegious, but the plot itself is about as sacrilegious as you'll get. But the book is as much satire as sacrilege, and the sacrilege just lays the foundation for the rest of Taylor's skewering of society.
The book is set in 1979, and only after you finish the book will you realize why (no spoiler here). At first, I was a bit put off by the main character, Coito, but by the end of the novel, I found myself pulling for all the three sisters to overcome their predicament. Consequently, I couldn't put the book down during the last half of the book to discover their ultimate fate.
After reading The Three Sisters, I probably added to my years in Purgatory, but it was worth it.
If you're looking for a serious study of religion or to explore the depths of the human condition, this book is probably not for you. The whole point of it was to be a roller-coaster of a ride - sexy naughty nuns running amok in 1970's America and not looking back. Heavy on wordplay, allusions, and references to famous philosopher's such as Voltaire, Taylor thumbs his nose at the common institutions and over-used plots.
So if you're not afraid to ruffle some religious feathers, this might be the book for you.
Interspersed throughout Taylor's serial epic are numerous one-liners, biblical puns and allusions, and even a sequence of James-Joyce-style stream of consciousness. Protestants and Catholics alike who attend services with any regularity will likely be offended by this book. Anyone looking for rich character studies or insights about the human condition will probably be disappointed. That's not the point. Taylor, like the nuns, just wants to have fun.
If you are bored with regurgitated story lines that you've heard before, then Bryan Taylor's The Three Sisters certainly offers something totally new.
Having read the novel, I can see why Taylor self-published. He probably knew parts of the novel wouldn't survive the corporate editorial requests of the mainstream publishing houses. If that's the case, then I'm glad he went that route.
Taylor provides an interesting cast of characters. Each of the three nuns is their own person, and although the author's sentiments are clearly with K, I found myself pulling for Theodora who tries to keep K from getting them in even more trouble. And their employer, Victor Virga, makes most CEOs look like wimps.
Unless sacrilege and satire bother you, I think you'll find this one of the funniest books you've read in a long time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Full of ups and downs, goods and bads, this book seems to hurt itself as much as it helps itself. Blending hysterical scenes of the nuns outrageous antics and then bogging down... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cathy Miller
I kept telling myself I should just stop reading it, but I kept thinking it would get better. It didn'tPublished 15 months ago by usc1mom
I was not very impressed with this book. It was not one of my favorite books. To busy telling about all the mischeavous things the Three Sisters were doing while growing up. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Carolyn W Norman
I did not like this book at all. I will not be reading any more of this author...Published 15 months ago by gwen ann goodwin
I was raised a Catholic and was looking forward to this book. Satire and parody when done well may mean stomach aching laughter. This book had some of that. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ravina Andrea Kurian
I read for hours and barely made a dent...the first character was still explaining her life story. Boring, boring, boring. I deleted it.Published 16 months ago by Janne Etz