Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas

Jane Austen, with added pornography.

Let me expand slightly on that: a very interesting portrait of a small group of middle-aged, middle-class parents, and the consequences upon their lives when one of their number slaps the child of another. I might have wished for a little less crudity, but it was an absorbing read, and it raises some important issues into the light. Recommended.

1 comment:

  1. A friend highly recommended this a year or two ago and I've been meaning to read it.


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