The Slap

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At a suburban barbecue one afternoon, a man slaps an unruly boy. The boy is not his own. It's a single act of violence, but the slap reverberates through the lives of everyone who witnesses it. Told through the eyes of eight of those present at the ...Continua
Ha scritto il 27/05/12
This novel has an ambitious idea, encompassing a wide range of social, familial subjects and having them all surround one central event, a slap. However, the author ultimately failed to make this idea fly through his punishing overwriting and a ...Continua
Ha scritto il 08/02/12
At times irritating and depressing (or both), but always entertaining, an extremely well-written, multi-voiced novel.
Ha scritto il 19/09/11
Australia - present
Not sure if 3 stars are enough, but 4 stars are probably too many. I did like this book and found it very engripping, extremely interesting characters and portrait of the Australian society today. I liked how the book is built, with every chapter ...Continua
Ha scritto il 27/08/11
Ha scritto il 09/07/11
A literary sensation of the year. Ingeniously crafted. It challenges all your moral beliefs. Must not be missed.

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