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[ Read Online My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel (Audible Audio Edition): Oyinkan Braithwaite, Adepero Oduye, Random House Audio: Amazon.ca Ð yaoi PDF ] by Oyinkan Braithwaite Ý I was captivated from the first few pages I wanted to shake the shoulders of the characters at times and felt myself completely wrapped up in drama of conscience Oh this was so captivating I loved it Pulpy, Peppery And Sinister, Served Up In A Comic DeadpanThis Scorpion Tailed Little Thriller Leaves A Response, And A Sting, You Will RememberNEW YORK TIMES The Wittiest And Most Fun Murder Party You Ve Ever Been Invited ToMARIE CLAIRE WINNER OF THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR MYSTERY THRILLER FINALIST FOR THE WOMEN S PRIZE A Short, Darkly Funny, Hand Grenade Of A Novel About A Nigerian Woman Whose Younger Sister Has A Very Inconvenient Habit Of Killing Her BoyfriendsFemi Makes Three, You Know Three And They Label You A Serial KillerKorede Is Bitter How Could She Not Be Her Sister, Ayoola, Is Many Things The Favorite Child, The Beautiful One, Possibly Sociopathic And Now Ayoola S Third Boyfriend In A Row Is Dead Korede S Practicality Is The Sisters Saving Grace She Knows The Best Solutions For Cleaning Blood, The Trunk Of Her Car Is Big Enough For A Body, And She Keeps Ayoola From Posting Pictures Of Her Dinner To Instagram When She Should Be Mourning Her Missing Boyfriend Not That She Gets Any Credit Korede Has Long Been In Love With A Kind, Handsome Doctor At The Hospital Where She Works She Dreams Of The Day When He Will Realize That She S Exactly What He Needs But When He Asks Korede For Ayoola S Phone Number, She Must Reckon With What Her Sister Has Become And How Far She S Willing To Go To Protect Her Sharp As Nails And Full Of Deadpan Wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite S Deliciously Deadly Debut Is As Fun As It Is Frightening I heard about the author from a post on a writers group and d l a sample of My Sister, the Serial Killer I was hooked from the outset and bought the book Oyinkan Braithwaite OB has subverted and refashioned crime and produced a near perfect noir except for a couple of important things and I will come to those later but they should not stop you from getting a copy pronto, taking the phone off the hook as people used to say and refusing to speak to anyone unless the house is burning down Yes, it is that good.
The voice of the book is Korede s, elder sister to Ayoola, the former a hospital nurse, tall, angular and not pretty as she tells us , the latter an exquisitely beautiful wild child, utterly devastating, self centred and lacking any right wrong moral sense There is a mother but the father is ten years dead, though he looms back into Korede s present he was a domestic tyrant of absolutely the worst kind.
I don t do spoilers but it suffices that the title announces the novel for what it is, but how it unfolds shows the young author to be a very bright star in the sky The chapters are many and short, some a single paragraph, a page, max four we should call them scenes Each is headed by a word, usually one word, which signals the intent of the scene.
The story has two locations home for the family, a compound in Lagos in a large house, and the hospital where Korede works and where she moons and swoons over a handsome doctor who barely acknowledges her OB s writing has that wonderful thing where I felt transported to this part of West Africa When Ayoola waltzes in one day at her sister s place of work to Take you to lunch no, it is a kind of spying , the handsome doctor sees the sister and the amorous fireworks start Korede also has a confessor, a patient in a coma whom she visits, sits with and pours out her sister s doings Of course, there is a consequence to this that you can probably guess.
This is also a book with Nigerian culture stitched into it People routinely, it seems tell lies, use astonishing verbal and mental juggling to turn black into white and guilt into innocence, the dexterity and virtuosity of which makes Donald Trump look like a beginner and corruption is everywhere Also the marriage plotting and scheming of the sisters mother is not a million miles from Jewish mothers in NYC There is a fearsome patriarchy and where women are treated badly make that very badly There are Nigerian words, some in the alphabet I am using, others in a strange mix of letters with accent markings that are probably Yoruba and I would have liked an end of book glossary there is appreciable cooking and, well, I wanted to know what they were eating.
It is a terrific read OB suffered terrible writer s block see article, The Guardian, 15 Jan and wrote MSTSK in a kind of desperation hey girl, feel your pain, we ve all been there.
But I cannot give the fifth star, because of the ending It is unsatisfying, ambiguous and for such a gifted young writer a bit lazy Her editors should have known better, but perhaps they were thinking of a sequel please, no the story does not have the legs for it.
Now buy it 3.
5 stars This was a humorous book, aside from the murders I found it compelling and suspenseful Being a short novel with shorter chapters, I read it in one sitting, anxious to discover how the plot was going to play out Set in Lagos, Nigeria by a first time writer, I predict a successful writing career for her The characters were realistic and believable, although they kept doing unbelievable things The interactions could take place in any major city outside of Nigeria, as the setting was not essential to this character driven plot What Nigerian flavour was present was interesting, and revolved around upper middle class citizens of Lagos.
Korede is a dedicated nurse who is on her way to be promoted to Head Nurse at a major hospital She loves and feels protective her gorgeous younger sister, Ayoola Korede has no close friends in which to confide and spills her troubles to a comatose patient Ayoola also has no close friends but is surrounded by male admirers enchanted by her beauty and flirtatiousness Korede has secretly been in love with a doctor where she works She has always felt less attractive than her younger sister The problem is, Ayoola has a tendency to murder her suitors by stabbing and insists it was done in self defence She shows no remorse or fear of being caught She expects Korede to clean up the murder scene and lie fo her Korede has just scrubbed down the most recent murder scene and helped her sister dispose of the body This is the third lover that Korede knows her sister has murdered Korede feels constant guilt about her part in the latest cover up, but her sister shows an absence of feeling and is quite unconcerned about the murders Imagine her alarm when the doctor she loves begins dating Ayoola Ayoola is not serious about him and interrupts their courtship to go off on a trip to Dubai with an older, wealthy, married man Korede tries to warn the doctor that he is in danger if he continues his relationship with Ayoola He becomes angry and feels Korede is lying out of jealousy.
One night after her return, Ayoola makes a desperate call from the doctor s home and Karede responds by gathering up cleaning and disinfecting supplies once because I am the older sister I am responsible for Ayoola That is how it has always been Ayoola would break a glass and I would receive the blame for giving her the drink Ayoola would fail a class and I would be blamed for not coaching her Ayoola would take an apple and leave the store for not paying for it, and I would be blamed for letting her get hungry There is a surprising twist where things don t play out as expected There could be a sequel here and am looking forward to the author s next book.
I was captivated from the first few pages I wanted to shake the shoulders of the characters at times and felt myself completely wrapped up in drama of conscience Oh this was so captivating I loved it An entertaining read plenty to think about with respect to family dynamics, co dependency etc For readers like myself with an interest in or history in West Africa, the Nigerian touches add to the enjoyment.
An entertaining read plenty to think about with respect to family dynamics, co dependency etc For readers like myself with an interest in or history in West Africa, the Nigerian touches add to the enjoyment.
Excellent readable, believable novel with a great sense of time and place This is one book which must be read if for no other reason that readers should not judge a book by its cover, or in this case, its Title.
Unfortunately this book doesn t live up to all the hype that has been written about it Had I not read all the hype I probably would have given that another star or two It s good enough but Almost put this book down but preserved Caught my attention and the I read, the better it was Worth the read.
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This is a very short book a quick read No real depth to it Yes, it is funny in places, but not worth the buy IMO.
Easy reading.
The hype around this book was 100% justified This is a masterclass in tension, creating it, relaxing it a little and then pulling it tight again It is likely to be shelved in crime, but I feel that structurally it owes a lot to horror I had to read it in bites, which is unusual for me, but I was having these I can t watch moments where I had to take a break and get my emotional equilibrium back before I returned to the characters.
There is a freshness to the piece There is nothing obvious about the plot The characters are well rounded and treated with respect The Sisterly relationship is just perfect There are some interesting choices in chapter length which I think work well and the style is suitably economical and spare for a piece of Noir It is what I call genre where a writer takes genre structures and uses them as a springboard for something that bit elevated.
I loved Korede and loved the way she was drawn down into a moral quagmire by Braithwaite All the external motivations and internal motivations lead inexorably to a satisfying conclusion Where I have my only note of criticism, I think the ending could have been written into a little I like it, I just think it needed to be expanded a little.
This is the perfect book to be turned into a movie, and Working Title have already bought the option I just hope they do it justice because this could be such a good movie.
I heard about the author from a post on a writers group and d l a sample of My Sister, the Serial Killer I was hooked from the outset and bought the book Oyinkan Braithwaite OB has subverted and refashioned crime and produced a near perfect noir except for a couple of important things and I will come to those later but they should not stop you from getting a copy pronto, taking the phone off the hook as people used to say and refusing to speak to anyone unless the house is burning down Yes, it is that good.
The voice of the book is Korede s, elder sister to Ayoola, the former a hospital nurse, tall, angular and not pretty as she tells us , the latter an exquisitely beautiful wild child, utterly devastating, self centred and lacking any right wrong moral sense There is a mother but the father is ten years dead, though he looms back into Korede s present he was a domestic tyrant of absolutely the worst kind.
I don t do spoilers but it suffices that the title announces the novel for what it is, but how it unfolds shows the young author to be a very bright star in the sky The chapters are many and short, some a single paragraph, a page, max four we should call them scenes Each is headed by a word, usually one word, which signals the intent of the scene.
The story has two locations home for the family, a compound in Lagos in a large house, and the hospital where Korede works and where she moons and swoons over a handsome doctor who barely acknowledges her OB s writing has that wonderful thing where I felt transported to this part of West Africa When Ayoola waltzes in one day at her sister s place of work to Take you to lunch no, it is a kind of spying , the handsome doctor sees the sister and the amorous fireworks start Korede also has a confessor, a patient in a coma whom she visits, sits with and pours out her sister s doings Of course, there is a consequence to this that you can probably guess.
This is also a book with Nigerian culture stitched into it People routinely, it seems tell lies, use astonishing verbal and mental juggling to turn black into white and guilt into innocence, the dexterity and virtuosity of which makes Donald Trump look like a beginner and corruption is everywhere Also the marriage plotting and scheming of the sisters mother is not a million miles from Jewish mothers in NYC There is a fearsome patriarchy and where women are treated badly make that very badly There are Nigerian words, some in the alphabet I am using, others in a strange mix of letters with accent markings that are probably Yoruba and I would have liked an end of book glossary there is appreciable cooking and, well, I wanted to know what they were eating.
It is a terrific read OB suffered terrible writer s block see article, The Guardian, 15 Jan and wrote MSTSK in a kind of desperation hey girl, feel your pain, we ve all been there.
But I cannot give the fifth star, because of the ending It is unsatisfying, ambiguous and for such a gifted young writer a bit lazy Her editors should have known better, but perhaps they were thinking of a sequel please, no the story does not have the legs for it.
Now buy it