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Book Review: The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas

Repellent characters, foul language, horrible sex… More than three years after it was published, The Slap continues to reverberate, not least in its native Australia where the TV series is currently being broadcast. This book has quite a reputation.  When it came out in the UK in 2010 (and made the Booker longlist) a book group in … Continue reading

Book Review: What I Did by Christopher Wakling

Chris Wakling must be sick of comparisons.  His fifth novel, What I Did, is constantly being compared to Room (Emma Donoghue), The Slap (Christos Tsiolkas) and The Curious Incident.. (you know the one, by Mark Haddon).  On the other hand, these are all huge bestsellers, which bodes well for his new book. I’ve read all the above, … Continue reading