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The Three Incestuous Sisters

by Audrey Niffenegger

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It's not like it was horrible, but I don't understand the appeal of this book even a little bit. I didn't think it was elegant, delicate, or any of the other words I've seen used to describe it. A fourteen-year "labor of love," dedicated to her sisters? Um... Why?
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
Niffenegger's sister theme, as seen in Her Fearful Symmetry and ghost theme, as found in both of her fictional novels, are repeated here by combining the visual arts with the written word. The two elements present a melodramatic scheme with aesthetic balance. ( )
  BALE | May 15, 2013 |
Seems unduly influenced by Edward Gorey. This story is obviously a labor of love, but it didn't work for me at all. Creepy, pointless, and boring. ( )
1 vote satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
A beautiful, peculiar and haunting book. Deeply sad in parts, hopeful in others. Reminscent in tone and style of Edward Gorey. ( )
  catfantastic | Feb 9, 2012 |
The Three Incestuous Sisters: An Illustrated Novel by Audry Niffenegger is a fantasy about three sisters: one with red hair, one with blue hair, and one with blond hair. The illustrations are dark and mysterious and, after reading the author's note regarding how they were created, quite difficult to complete. I greatly enjoyed the art involved in this book, but the story was more difficult to understand, but involves jealousy, remorse, and reunion. I rated this book 4 stars, primarily due to the power of the illustrations. I recommend this book to readers who appreciate illustrations or dark fantasy. ( )
  mks27 | Feb 23, 2011 |
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This book is dedicated with love to my sisters, Beth and Jonelle Niffenegger
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There once were three sisters: Clothildhe, Ophile, and Bettine.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810959275, Hardcover)

The Three Incestuous Sisters is an evocative, illustrated book by the best-selling author of The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger. Reminiscent of the gothic style of Edward Gorey, Niffenegger's visually stunning narrative affirms her genius as a storyteller. These rich pages present the tale of three very different sisters: one who is beautiful, one who is smart, and one who is talented. A melodrama of sibling rivalry unfurls as one sister is driven mad with jealousy due to the passionate love affair of another. Escalating to a dizzying climax, the romance of the two lovers ends in sabotage, shame, and despair. Haunting illustrations and lyrical prose depict a timeless tale of love, revenge, and ultimately, transcendence.

The Three Incestuous Sisters is a unique and lavish tour de force, which showcases Audrey Niffenegger's incredible talent as an artist and a writer.

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In this Gothic-style, adult fairy tale, Bettine, Ophile, and Clothilde live together in isolation near the sea, until the arrival of Paris, the lighthouse keeper's son, who profoundly affects each sister emotionally.

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