Review

The Sisters of Apf: The Indoctrination of Soror Ride Dick

by Zane



THE SISTERS OF APF: The Indoctrination of Soror Ride Dick is a
novel based on the characters of Zane's first short story
collection, THE SEX CHRONICLES: Shattering the Myth. Be rest
assured that this particular sorority is like no other you have
encountered or will ever encounter. I'm most impressed that a short
story that I didn't want to see end as quickly as it did was
expanded into a full novel. This is a novel that chronicles the
intake process to a very secret society of women. APF stands for
Alpha Phi Fuckem, and boy does this novel get as explicit as the
name implies, but it's a wonderful fast-paced, action-filled
read.

In THE SISTERS OF APF you will meet Mary Ann Ferguson, the eldest
daughter of nine children raised on a chicken farm in South Dakota.
Mary Ann has received her undergraduate degree while staying at
home to tend to her brothers and sisters, but is about to embark on
a journey that takes her to Washington D.C. to attend Law School
and that allows her to bid farewell to her high school sweetheart,
Clarence. An admitted big step for a country bumpkin, she boards
that bus and heads to D.C. Upon arriving she meets her resident
assistant, Patricia Reynolds. The two begin a guarded friendship as
much as can be expected from a city girl who is an upper classman
and an underling straight off the bus from the poultry plant. As
the plot thickens, the reader soon discovers that Mary Ann is a
novice at love and relationships. The freedoms of traveling so far
could go to a girl's head, but she does a good job of controlling
herself --- until she falls for a third year student named Trevor,
the captivating playboy on campus. As the relationship between Mary
Ann and Trevor matures, the friendship deepens between Patricia and
Mary Ann. Patricia realizes APF potential in Mary Ann.

APF meets twice a month --- the first meeting of the month serves
as an investment club regular business meeting, while the second
serves as their rendezvous. Patricia invites Mary Ann and
introduces her to the members of the D.C. chapter of APF. There we
meet Olive, a well-to-do plastic surgeon who is the president of
APF. All the members of this sorority are upwardly mobile women who
have acclaimed reputations and harbor this secret society dear to
their hearts. You can assume that nobody thinks Mary Ann is a
suitable candidate for membership. Keep reading … I assure
you that Mary Ann really gets involved.

A sensual read, THE SISTERS OF APF contains plot twists that will
just blow your mind. Character progression keeps you glued to this
book to see how far Mary Ann will travel. Zane has woven a
masterful tale in her signature style; you almost believe that
there could be a nationally recognized sorority of this nature. Not
for the faint of heart, this book will definitely elevate your
blood pressure. It is so wonderfully written, the imagery is quite
vivid, and it begs to be read in a day's time. Pick up this book if
you're a serious fan of Zane or a newcomer; this is a wonderful
introduction to her. One extra note: if you have a hardcover
edition, take off the jacket and you'll see an alternative cover
design. Very innovative.

Reviewed by Sharon Hudson (akaivyleaf@hotmail.com) on January 23, 2011

The Sisters of Apf: The Indoctrination of Soror Ride Dick
by Zane

  • Publication Date: April 29, 2003
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Atria
  • ISBN-10: 0743466985
  • ISBN-13: 9780743466981