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  • 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
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Bryan Taylor is a double PK, a preacher's kid of a preacher's kid. With that legacy he faced two destinies, being an unhappy triple PK (Jubilees 17:23, "He that is born unto the son of a preacher and himself preaches shall be miserable until his dying day and suffer eternal damnation."), or being sacrilegious and happy. He decided to forsake the Southern Baptists for Catholicism, but when he applied to join a convent, he was rejected (sex discrimination!), so he decided to do the next best thing: write a novel about the three nuns he would most like to meet.
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

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This book is a hysterical read--not for the faint hearted or the easily offended. I thoroughly enjoyed Taylor's sense of humor, writing style, and his use of inuendos, pun, satire, etc. He is a master at interwining historical events of the Bible, church history, and religious stereotypes along with history in the 1970s. More than half way through, the book has a great surprise that I cannnot say more about without giving too much information. I can only say that I laughed for two days. The character development of each of the three sisters (and some of the other characters such as Victor) is superb.

Loved that I learned a lot while laughing a lot!
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I took one look at the cover and thought to myself, I don't remember any nuns looking like that in Catholic School. So I decided to read the book and was glad that I did. Not only was the book very funny, but the plot went in directions I wasn't expecting. As I read on, I didn't want to put the book down until I found out what the final fate of the three sisters was.
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.
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After reading The Three Sisters, I realize that Taylor has made the ultimate sacrifice. He is definitely going to Hell for writing this book, or if he is lucky, he'll probably spend about five trillion years in Purgatory. But hey, his loss was my gain.

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.
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This may sound odd but I never thought of myself as a big fan of religious satire...until I read this book. I was caught right away by the three sexy nuns on the cover. A friend recommended it to me and I didn't think I would like it so I ventured to "skim" the first chapter. I must say that first chapter wowed me with excitement and I became so intrigued...I ended up with finishing it in two days.

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.
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What began as a makeshift comic strip created in the late 1970s at a small liberal arts college is now a book. Make no mistake --- Taylor's The Three Sisters has nothing in common with the serious, brooding tone set by Anton Chekov's play by the same name. Taylor's piece is a rollicking, bawdy adventure of three iconoclastic nuns. While thumbing their noses at convention, they make their promiscuous way from the backwoods of Tennessee all the way to the hallowed halls of Washington, DC where the forces of religion, money, politics and entertainment collide in one grand finale.

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.
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Lamb and Good Omens are two of my favorite books. So when a friend of mine compared The Three Sisters to them, I knew I had to read it. About the only thing the three books have in common is the fact that they are humorous novels about Christianity that are very, very funny. The Three Sisters is the most sacrilegious of the three, but I think I laughed while reading The Three Sisters even more than I did reading Lamb and Good Omens.
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.
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