Normally I would shy away from a novel that had anything to to with nuns. Some bad school memories will just never be erased. However, to my delight these are not your average nuns. I know that Sister Rita and Sister Dawn, my high school task masters, would never approve of anyone having any fun; much less that fun leading to lawbreaking; certainly not a nun, but Bryan Taylor would disagree and thank God for it!
Because I survived Catholic education it was intriguing to read Taylor account of three nuns with a sense of humor and a wild streak! The novel, set in 1979, is really outrageously funny and few institutions escape Taylor’s satire; not only organized religion, but the media, the government, intellectuals, corporate greed; basically the establishment, man!
What was so endearing to me it that Taylor chose three nuns as the protagonists who would thumb their nose as the establishment. Truly, for this reader that choice took the novel from being funny to being at times hysterically so. I enjoyed Taylor’s refreshingly wicked sense of humor and the novel’s ability never to bow to “political correctness”.
I truly enjoyed Three Sisters on the Run and thank Bryan Taylor for giving the reader such a funny novel that reminded me not to take things too seriously and enjoy the adventure rather than wait for the destination.