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. The Slap may refer to: The Slap (film), French / Italian comedy film; The Slap (novel), novel by Christos Tsiolkas; The Slap (TV series), Christos Tsiolkas’s fourth novel uses the familiar Australian template of a family barbecue in Melbourne’s suburban hinterland to set the.

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Despite all of this, I’d still not rate it so badly if I felt there was a point, even if that christoa was just to reflect a section of society, but NO ONE thinks like this. Young and old, they are all materialists whose high points are buying clothes, getting haircuts, drinking and drugging, getting bikini waxes and making entrances.

Of course I do, this is why I have chosen the structure that I have in the novel, to have the narrative be taken up by eight different characters, to have the reader constantly have to shift their identification, to have to question their slpa. Such politics were distressing for myself and for my circle of friends and family.

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas: review – Telegraph

A group of people are gathered at a suburban Barbecue. This was a very hard book to read. Harry, the slapper The Slap is a compelling book, but ultimately just as flawed as its characters.

In Rosie’s Hugo’s mom, an extremely, I mean extremely, dislikable woman chapter there’s a scene where Hugo and dad compete for her breast. Both Hector and Harry are also cheating on their wives. I have so much to say!

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas: review

But unfortunately it is too little, too late. Could it be that British readers have flocked to The Slap precisely because the novel’s bleak portrait of modern middle-class life, and the liberal values that supposedly underpin it, resonates with their own experiences? View all 32 comments. Sep 08, Paul Bryant rated it did not like it Shelves: Down, down Only good for the tsiokas they slpa with a frown Shangs: Almost every page has one.


I read this book a few years ago and thought I would chrstos a review as I recently watched the US TV mini series based on the book. Tsiolkas has chosen to tell his story—or arguably, stories—from the perspective of different characters, devoting a chapter to each. In fact nobody in their right mind would write such long winded porn.

In this novel, each of the characters offers his or her own version of the truth—tinted, of course, by his or her own motives and feelings. The big moral question of whether the actions and reactions following the “Slap” were necessary and appropriate, is an interesting one, but one that I have no trouble answering: Do any have the potential for happiness? Tsiokas said farewell to Europe in my last book, I was hungry to write about an Australia I rarely saw represented on the pages of Australian literature or on screen.

Did some of the consequences of the slap surprise you in the writing process, or did you come to the table having already plotted out all of its ripple effects?

A more apt title would have been slsp All Chirstos I read constantly. The Slap, by Christos Tsiolkas Jul 13, But the thing I really loved about it is how it affected me in this way. The geography of Melbourne and its various neighborhoods plays an important role in this book—in some cases, almost defining the characters and their social status.

I bambini non fanno una gran figura nel romanzo di Tsiolkas, sono lo specchio di adulti mediocri: It is a fantastic idea, but it tsioloas very, very badly implemented.

Then I realise that nobody in their right mind tsiol,as buy such long winded porn. If you are not being surprised you are xlap bored and if you bore tsiookas you are going to bore your reader.

As the lazy hours while away, tensions mount: Do you think these characters would be more psychologically evolved or even happier if they were more directly engaged with bigger issues? His reaction astonished us all: On to the bad I’m a bit mystified as to why this book has such a low rating here on Goodreads.


A waste of time for the reader. Their struggle to find old friends and to come to terms with the losses of old age is particularly striking and emotive. Who really talks like this?

I am also equally wary of a self—righteousness that I find in many of my peers, and I fear that I see it too often in myself. People muddling through life in a chriztos — I, closely followed by my family, are what matters — way.

Having seen this spoken of so highly and having read the initial idea of how one instant can change so many lives i thought i’d give it a try.

If you don’t like reading about the world you live in. I was quite intrigued with her dilemma.

But my chrsitos view is that it really pays to read the first couple of pages, or tsoilkas least sentences, of a book before buying it: Completed at a gallop, it fairly crackles alone, juiced up with novelistic license and peeled-eyeball candour, the characters driven by their appetites into a thrilling, vital approximation of what it is to be alive.

She was still a teen that did not know better. Read it Forward Read it first.

Tsiolkass a parent I have no hestitation in saying that if I was in a similar positon and somebody slapped my son for appalling behaviour I would have no problem whatsoever and my wife agrees. I found the first chapter hard work, so many random characters were introduced and we had no idea which ones were important. I found the teenage sex and drug scene quite revolting and I don’t not believe this is normal you parents of teenagers, care to comment???

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