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In the Left Book Club was relaunched as a non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging left-wing debate and discussion among its followers.
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So Myra is determined she will be their Vengeance fairy godmother. The women come together and enter into their revenge pact. They draw names to see who goes first. The winner is Kathryn a woman who was gang raped by a group of bikers. She gets to choose what form her vengeance takes. And it is a doozy. As I was reading I couldn't help but come to understanding that this is pure revenge fantasy and needed to be read with a grain of salt. There was absolutely no character development and no, well, reality really.
But it was hella fun to hang out with this pissed off Sisterhood of the Traveling Vengeance as they plan to get back at those bikers. I couldn't help but gasp in incredulity when they come up with their plan and snort at it's execution. Seriously, I could NOT see that happening. But, what the hell. This is a series so each woman gets her time up at bat. I am morbidly curious enough to continue the series just to see if the rest of the payback is as blood thirsty and this one was.
Aug 25, Karen rated it did not like it. From the very beginning, this story was forced and contrived. The writing was choppy and every other sentence the characters were calling each other by their names. How many times do you actually say the name of the person you're speaking with in a conversation? In addition to clumsy dialogue, where were the actions, the body language that SHOWED the reader what the character was feeling, the sighs, the running of one's hand through one's hair, the emotional tug 'o war, Where to start In addition to clumsy dialogue, where were the actions, the body language that SHOWED the reader what the character was feeling, the sighs, the running of one's hand through one's hair, the emotional tug 'o war, etc.
The story was everywhere. I would have preferred to follow one, two, even possibly three characters around. I wanted to get into their heads, I wanted to feel their pain, I wanted to emotionally invest in their nightmare so that when their revenge happened, I could rejoice in their triumph. I wasn't emotionally invested in any of these characters, sure, I felt sorry for them, but I didn't care enough about them to really care about their individual predicaments.
And this whole revenge thing I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, life is not fair. And victims, especially in today's society, are too often made to feel guilty for something they had absolutely no control over. Because even though the revenge is warranted, if the characters don't have at least one moment of remorse, then that character comes off as cold and unfeeling and compassionate human nature is somehow lost in translation. This whole story was too clinical for me. It moved too fast and felt rushed.
Another reviewer commented on how she thought maybe Ms. Michaels had a word limit on this story was rushing through the plot in order not to exceed the word limit - those are my thoughts exactly. And finally, the whole Niki speaking to Barb's ghost angle - I simply couldn't stomach that part. Granted, I'm not a big ghost believer myself, but there are times that can work in a story, but it didn't work in this story. If felt too much like Ms. Michaels needed to give Niki someone she could confide in, digest all of her feelings with, and she didn't have time to introduce a new character, so she stuck Barbara's ghost in there.
Weekend Warriors (Sisterhood, #1) by Fern Michaels
The first time Niki spoke to Barb's ghost in the rocking chair, I nearly stopped reading right there. But I trudged forward because honestly, this story has gotten a lot of good reviews and I gave it the benefit of the doubt based on that. But the choppy dialogue and the dull characters finally ruined it for me - I didn't even make it halfway through the story. I'm done with this story and the sisterhood series. Revenge makes great stories, but when it's rushed and handled poorly, it just comes off cold, distasteful, and dare I say, boring.
Nov 21, JoAnna rated it it was amazing. Quick and easy read! On to the next one for sure! Sep 14, Melsha rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This is one of the worst books i have ever read! I picked it up thinking it would be enjoyable light entertainment, a no-brainer. Well I was right about the no brainer, seems to me the author has no brains as the writing is truly awful.
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The premise of the plot sounds good but the writing is so bad and the revenge the scorned women wreak is so unbelievable that really the book is just a waste of good paper. Suspension of disbelief just didn't happen for me. I certainly won't read any more in the This is one of the worst books i have ever read! I certainly won't read any more in the series. This is one book that I actually threw out, it was not worthy of passing on to anyone!
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I like the idea of this series. I enjoyed this first book and look forward to continuing. Oct 20, LibraryCin rated it liked it Shelves: She sinks into a deep depression and only comes out when she sees, on the news, a woman — whose daughter was killed, but the killer gets off on a technicality — shoot the killer. I also found it difficult to believe that Nikki would put her career on the line like that. I also found that it was too quick and easy that they were able to find the people they wanted revenge on.
This is the first in a series, so they primarily focused on one of the women and her revenge, though they all have different stories. Mar 21, Christopher Hicks rated it really liked it. This was a really fun easy read. It's the first book in the Sisterhood series. It's about a group of women the legal system has failed for various reasons they form a sort of "club" and get their own justice.
At times it's far fetched but was extremely entertaining. I've been looking for a new fun series to read and I do believe i've found it. Oct 20, Becky rated it it was amazing. Book 1 in the Sisterhood series. Who hasn't been treated unjustly and would love to get retribution? These women are doing just that. Seven women from all walks of life and that had different situations have been brought together to become vigilantes in a sense to even scores.
With the help of one millionaire woman and mother of the ring leader and former MI6 agent Charles Martin they are after the first mission. Kathryn Lucas was brutally raped while her invalid husband watched from a weekend b Book 1 in the Sisterhood series. Kathryn Lucas was brutally raped while her invalid husband watched from a weekend biker group of men. Nothing short of what Bobbitt did, they are going to make them pay.
This is a great series, and I am reading them all.
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You learn to love and cheer for these women and I set in my own mind who and how I would love to retaliate to. I can only do it through there work. Great book, great series. More than 5 stars. Jan 15, Bob rated it it was ok. Every book, movie, etc. This is a novel about revenge in a real world type setting that suddenly has a ghost and psychic thrown into it thereby negating the author's initial premise.
I would like to have seen a hint of mental disorder with the character who saw the ghost and maybe even with the psychic as well. The thought that one or more of the Sisterhood members are headed for a mental brea Every book, movie, etc. The thought that one or more of the Sisterhood members are headed for a mental breakdown would increase the danger factor for their missions while keeping the story grounded in the author's real life setting.
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As it stands, the novel is just another story quickly churned out for the masses without the beauty and sophistication of prose that truly sets an author apart. Sisterhood Rules What can I say, I loved this story. I know parts are gruesome and vigilantes should not be touted as heroes. However, unless you have been sexually assaulted you may not be able to relate. Looking forward to reading the next book in this series. Aug 13, Susan rated it really liked it.
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My 78 year old Mother recommended this series to me. As a general rule I only read Christian fiction and of course this isn't. I enjoyed the story and the concept of the sisterhood. It lost a rating star due to the profanity. Personally I always feel it detracts from the story. I do plan to eventually read the entire series. May 04, Rachelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: I did not want to stop reading this book. It was so easy to read that I was halfway done in less than three hours and finished it on a bus trip. It is the first book in the Sisterhood series, so t explains who the members are and why they are members.
I am using this as an occupation for What;s in-a-Name challenge. Sep 14, Christine rated it it was amazing. I didn't know that this was a series when I read what I believe is book 25, so I decided to read the first one to see how the wonderful sisterhood came to be. Who doesn't love a good revenge story? The sisterhood is very good at evening the score for victims who don't find justice through "legitimate" channels. Jun 02, Wen Labrum rated it it was amazing. I have never heard of this series before, however my mother has read all but 3. She got me interested in reading one to see if I would like it I could not put it down.
She gave me all her books on Sisterhood. I proudly has displayed them. This was not only suspenseful, but what imagination Fern has!
I read some of the reviews for this book and some of them said the book wasn't worth reading. I decided to download a sample of the book on to my Kindle.
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