The Slap – Christos Tsiolkas

TheSlapI wish I had put more effort into the first half of The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas. I didn’t begin to enjoy the novel until about 250 pages in (just past the halfway mark!) and by then I had lost track of the many characters.

Each chapter gives a different perspective of the same event (the slapping of a child) and of the aftermath, and these can be read and enjoyed individually as well as over the whole novel.

The novel is good on relationships in a multicultural, Melbourne / Australian society. Many of the characters are not very nice and there’s a lot of racist, sexual and crude language, so some might find this a difficult read. On finishing, I felt I would like to re-read it at some time.

Recommended, for some.

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    1. There’s a 2011 Australian series (available on DVD) which was shown on BBC4 back in 2011. A US series is currently showing on the Lifetime channel on Sky.

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