quotes Cathy likes

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."— Dr. Seuss

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Review - The Slap - Cristos Tsiolkas

The Slap. Christos TsiolkasThe Slap. Christos Tsiolkas by Christos Tsiolkas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I really enjoyed this book.  It felt like the author was showing the warts and all version of Melbourne suburbia.  There was infidelity, religion, ethnicity, lies, honesty, friendship and the importance of family.  I also liked the way that the book's long chapters focused on one character at a time.  People are essentially flawed.  None of us are perfect, nor should we try to be.


  1. I also thought this was a well-written and really enjoyable. Some of the characters verged on the edge of being caricatures, and the straight guys were mostly bullies, but the vigour and inevitable outcome of the story were involving. Haven't read any of his other books but saw him speak online at the Ubud festival and he was very interesting.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I think that I would quite like to read his other work.