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Sisterland

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

I went Back To The Future in this gem of a novel. Although it sa

I went Back To The Future in this gem of a novel. Although it saddens me to think in fifty years teenagers probably won’t get many of the pop culture references, I’ve decided to live in the moment, or the recent past, as this novel clearly does. With The Simpsons, Ameri...
I went Back To The Future in this gem of a novel. Although it saddens me to think in fifty years teenagers probably won’t get many of the pop culture references, I’ve decided to live in the moment, or the recent past, as this novel clearly does. With The Simpsons, American Idol, Letterman, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” Rolling Stone, Christina Aguilera, The Fugitive, “The Way You Look Tonight,” Today, Animal House, Spin Doctors, Blues Brothers, Monty Python, Good Morning Vietnam, Mannequin, and The Exorcist, they somehow all managed to “Take My Breath Away.” But this novel has more staying power than Cool Ranch Doritos, Wonder Bread topped with butter and cinnamon sugar, and gonorrhea.

Kate and Vi Shramm both have extrasensory perceptions (ESP), along with being identical twin sisters, although each chooses a much different path. While Vi chooses to embrace her powers and attack the spotlight like she wants to ensure she receives every minute of her fifteen minutes of fame, Kate shies away from her powers like she might have caught an STD from some overzealous frat boy. Both seem sexually experienced in my limited knowledge of the world, but for entirely different reasons. Vi uses her assets, in this case ample breasts, as a weapon to manipulate unsuspecting male suitors, and in some cases, just for the hell of it, tossing around hand jobs and sexual favors like ice cream cones to six year-olds, while Kate takes a more reserved approach to sex, except when gentleness, kindness, or bouts of uncontrollable passion cause her to expose her naughty bits.

Kate was the more likeable character, except I did have a few moments of displeasure with her over the course of the novel. Vi, however, was self-absorbed, hypocritical, irrational, contradictory, only acted in her own best interests, constantly passed judgment, and sometimes experienced what might be considered sociopathic tendencies. So I didn’t mind poking around in Kate’s head for some 400 odd pages or so. Had Vi been the real star of the show, though, I might have had an entirely different opinion of SISTERLAND.

I received this book for free through NetGalley.

Robert Downs
Author of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator

posted by RobertDowns on June 25, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

This book is literally the entire life story of the character Da

This book is literally the entire life story of the character Daisy. If you want to read a book about a stupid stay at home mom who just complains about her psychic powers, then this book is for you. I thought that the psychic-ness would make it interesting, but it didn...
This book is literally the entire life story of the character Daisy. If you want to read a book about a stupid stay at home mom who just complains about her psychic powers, then this book is for you. I thought that the psychic-ness would make it interesting, but it didn't. Even that dragged on. 

posted by Anonymous on July 11, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Disappointing

    I saw this book listed on list for 10 ten best selling book. Not sure how it made the list as it was the worst book I have read in years. I kept waiting for the storyline to get better but it dragged so much I started skimming. Don't waste your money on this book!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    The synopsis sounds like this would be a very interesting read.

    The synopsis sounds like this would be a very interesting read. It's not. It's boring. A good book to read at bed time because it'll put you right to sleep.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2014

    This book was a good read. 

    This book was a good read. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    I am a twin so I was really looking forward to this book. I was

    I am a twin so I was really looking forward to this book. I was hugely disappointed. While the twins did have a bond and their "senses"
    their relationship had too many ups and downs for me
    . Don't even get me started on the ending not sure what that was all about but it was totally not needed. Glad borrowed the book rather the buy it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    The overview of the novel is quite misleading. I thought the boo

    The overview of the novel is quite misleading. I thought the book would be more about the oncoming situation of the earthquake and the sisters' abilities to foresee it rather than about the life story of a sister who would like nothing to do with her abilities. I felt the language throughout the book was crude and unnecessary and that there was a theme of unresolved plot after plot. The characters were less than thrilling; on the one hand you have a woman who is a people pleaser and is not willing to even stand up for herself against her friend or her twin sister, and on the other hand you have another woman who is completely self-absorbed, overly confident and manipulative. At times I wanted to reach into the book and strangle each character. Not to mention, the constant introduction of a new turn of events throughout the novel was, at times, useless to the story. I believe the book would have been sufficient without the plot twist involving Kate and her neighbor/friend. It did not help in any way, but instead encouraged my dislike of the novel as it was irrelevant and invaluable to the storyline. When I first read the book jacket, I was excited to read this and was thinking that I would recommend it to friends and family, but now after reading it, I would tell people not to waste their time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Dislike the author's writing style, disliked most of the charact

    Dislike the author's writing style, disliked most of the characters, found the premise ridiculous and the plot twist absurd. Such a stupid book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Nah

    Did not hold my interest at all. Do not find twins all that interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Terrible book

    I enjoy reading all books. This book however, was terrible. I read books to feel good. This book had nothing to do with the title. Then the affair that came out of no where and raising his child was not the twist that was expected....don't read this book if you think the main point is about the two sisters being connected.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Exciting read

    I chose this book on a whim and it was well worth the read. The development of the sister's relationship was very well done. The story line is varied enough to keep the reader interested throughout the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Disappointed!

    Started out okay. Couldn't finish it after one twin has an affair. Book seemed to go off tangent. After a while you just start hating all the characters. Wouldn't recommend it.

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