In this powerful and riveting novel reminiscent of Liane Moriarty’s Truly, Madly, Guilty, literary phenomenon Christos Tsiolkas unflinchingly exposes the inner. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. Although this is Australian author Tsiolkas’ fourth novel, it is the first to be published in the U.S. With its raw style, liberal use of. Christos Tsiolkas is the author of Loaded, which was made into the feature film Q. This book revolves around a central, powerful incident: the titular slap.

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On trial are not just the slap and the moral question of whether any adult is ever justified in hitting a child, but also the values and lifestyle choices of the accusers, who live in public housing and still breastfeed their three—year—old. I, literally, got up from reading this book, logged onto my computer, and sought out reviews because I wanted to make sure I wasn’t somehow missing something. Two psychopathic brothers lying in wait.

Having sat on my to-read shelf for years, I took this on a plane trip recently. I knew you had it in you! How did you settle on this as your subject? And if they are tsiollkas being demonized, then they are being cast in the role of perpetual victims.

Altogether, I hated this book. See all 5 questions about The Slap…. When my cousin’s marriage went south and it became clear that his and his parents’ sexist swine behaviour led to his wife’s suicide, I decided I would never talk to the bastard again.

This was a very hard book to read. For readers and writers to reject the universal is to betray the very possibility of fiction. Tsiolkas does a brilliant job at showing us a cross section of Australian life, a seething mass of religions and cultures, sexualities and races.


The rampant use of drugs by the adults and kids alike is not really believable and grossly irresponsible. If this book was my only source of information regarding the denizens of Australia I’d definitely be striking it from the holiday I’ve never been to Australia. Athena leaves the room only christoz “gasp out loud” a page later p Manolis becomes Monolis a couple tsoolkas times There are many many more examples Normally, I would have put the book down after two or three chapters, but the story propelled me forward through my desire to understand the characters more fully.

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I understand this thinking. Completed at a gallop, it fairly crackles alone, juiced up with novelistic license and peeled-eyeball candour, the characters driven by their chrristos into a thrilling, vital approximation of what it is to be alive.

Tsioklas links Skip to article Skip to navigation. These modern writers, they must get paid by the word. Far more important events, tensions, animosities, fissures and relationships unfold in this book, which could well be one of the most successful state-of-the-nation novels of our times.

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas: review

It’s overly simplistic to see this story as full of misogyny, but even if the charge held, novelists are under no obligation to be politically correct. I enjoyed having my perceptions overthrown like this – a literal exploration of not judging someone by first impressions. And he can’t do anything about it. But there he was, at the next wedding. However there are three main differences between chrristos Australian and the American experience I want to outline because I think they are important for understanding the book.

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Connie is The Slap is a novel looking at a cross section of Australian life by taking the viewpoints of eight characters, all whom were present at the BBQ where sllap eponymous slap took place. With I had taken the negative review more seriously.


How would you have responded if this event took place in your own backyard? Her voice was essential in this book. This novel has aroused some real emotion and anyone whose writing can get people talking–no matter how bitterly–is not to be dismissed. A waste of time for the writer. Unbound Worlds Exploring the science fiction and fantasy universe.

Start reading The Slap: The resolution to this part of the tale came way too early, and left me wondering why I was still reading the novel as it petered off into a limp ending. As the book progresses Christos Tsiolkas does make an attempt to improve on this lamentably poor situation.

Disagreements and longstanding differences flare between guests. But when the book moves on it moves into the lives of not only the main group of friends which the first section of the book is based around, but also into the lives of the lesser characters.

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I know in my own life that monogamy is hard, that you do betray loved ones and that becoming adult is in part learning to live with the shame of such betrayals. A more apt title would have been “Slaps All Ar I read constantly. Get to Know Us. The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas: Learn more hcristos Amazon Giveaway.