The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas (Tuskar Rock Press) FICTION


This book is full of hideous people, each with their own dirty secret, lying to each other (and sometimes themselves), verbally of physically slapping each other, and having violent physical or fantasy sex all over the place. It is truly great.

India Knight has described the novel as "unbelievably misogynistic". is set in Australia so it is no surpise that the majority of the male characters are misogynists (I am Australian so I am allowed to say this!) and umm...if a book has a murderer as a main character does that make the novel murderistic?.

pb. £12.99