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The Slap FLOAT NOW WITH TAX TIPS FOR DIVERSIFIED PORTFOLIOS So I ve heard a lot this morning from various MEDIA OUTLETS about this Merkin show based on an Australasian show based on this novel based on the movie Precious based on the novel Push by Sapphire.All the descriptions say it s about a rugged individualist, a self made man who slaps some dumb grimy hippies s s kid after that kid is swingin a bat around recklessly at a birthday party neighborhood cookout commie picnic wobbly parade combined with a rodeo and a Young Republican circle jerk.I saw a commercial for it on the media outlet s webinar and the slap was filmed like the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan It was intense.Now I don t have kids or nothing but if my kid was swinging a bat around at some dumb commie hippies I d give him an extra Mount I read constantly I read for information, for enlightenment, for pleasure I read anywhere from 2 to 5 books a month, and have for some 45 years I was excited when I first saw this title, as I am one who shamelessly admits to ofttimes judging a book by it s cover I own to liking the look of the book, and the title just jumped out at Me The Slap Intriguing The synopsis Someone slaps a child who is not their own Oooh, you ve got Me.A apt title would have been Slaps All Around , which is what I wanted to do to every character AND myself less than 40 pages in If this author won an award that wasn t presented by his mother after a panel of close family members voted on a ballot with this single book as the entry, then I am stunned.How can the entire premise of a book play such a minor role in the ENTIRE BOOK How do you manage to write a story with so many characters telling their story from multiple vantage points, and yet do so in such a way that the reader cares about NONE of them not the children, not the adults, not the seniors, not the dead, not the dying No One I, literally, got up from reading this book, logged onto my computer, and sought out reviews because I wanted to make sure I wasn t somehow m Christos Tsiolkas Presents An Apparently Harmless Domestic Incident As Seen From Eight Very Different Perspectives The Result Is An Unflinching Interrogation Of Our Lives Today Of The Modern Family And Domestic Life In The 21st Century, A Deeply Thought Provoking Novel About Boundaries And Their Limits. I do not consider The Slap to be a great piece of writing I feel it was created to provide mass appeal I found the quality of writing a little patchy, and in places offensive The basic premise is an interesting one the incident at the party and how it affects the lives of the people involved, which in turn leads to a description, history and character study of a group of loosely interrelated people The big moral question of whether the actions and reactions following the Slap were necessary and appropriate, is an interesting one, but one that I have no trouble answering No As a parent I have no hestitation in saying that if I was in a similar positon and somebody slapped my son for appalling behaviour I would have no problem whatsoever and my wife agrees Whilst I am against corporal punishment, an occasional, un premeditated impulsive slap , whilst undesirable is relatively harmless What is interesting is that whilst we were initially led to sympathise with Harry, when we reached his chapter we realised what an unpleasant character he is and later on we learn of even worse behaviour in his past not that that affects the basic moral question.Back to the writing and language used surely the most En la l nea provocativa de Herman Koch, lo supera ampliamente Nos enamoramos de algunos libros sin saber muy bien por qu , igual que nos ocurre con las personas los desenamoramientos son m s f ciles de explicar , libros que nos tocan, que nos llegan, que nos dicen mucho m s de lo que literalmente leemos Pues bien, este libro no es de esos, pero es una muy buena novela Dice lo que dice, no hay m s, pero dice mucho La bofetada que da t tulo a la novela, propinada a un ni o por un adulto que no es su padre, no es m s que la excusa para hablar de muchas otras cosas, de un estado del mundo, del nuestro, el actual, el de los llamados pa ses desarrollados, el de la inseguridad, el de la falta de valores claros, o la confusi n de valores, el de la decadencia Un mundo que puede estar en una de esas pocas de cambio importante que no sabemos d nde nos llevar y temiendo a donde nos puede llevar Y no es un libro de tesis se limita a plantear los problemas, no hay solucione I read this book a few years ago and thought I would write a review as I recently watched the US TV mini series based on the book I also watched the series a couple of years ago that was filmed in Australia I love the fact that Melissa George was cast as Rosie in both versions First off, I hate this cover The one I have is a bit different I just don t like seeing a child on the ground obviously upset and crying When I picked it up in the bookstore and read the back I thought the premise was fantastic and original A man slaps a child Hugo at a friends and family barbecue Hugo is not his child, and the book explores how this event affects everyone that was in attendance at the barbecue I was very intrigued The book was compelling to say the least While there is a varied cast of characters in the book, it is written from the viewpoints of eight characters All of these characters were present at the barbecue where the slap took place We have Hector married to AishaAnouk family friendHarry Hector s cousinConnie works with Aisha and often babysits Hugo Having seen this spoken of so highly and having read the initial idea of how one instant can change so many lives i thought i d give it a try i was disappointed Tsiolkas has an appalling view of humankind The way people think of each other and treat each other and stick with each other for the most ludicrous of reasons in his universe is depressing in the extreme The characters are all either racist, sexist, drunken or sluts or indeed, in a few cases, all of the above.The idea of tracing the lives of witnesses to the slap in question would have been interesting if a they had been believable and not monstrous caricatures b You felt any fellow feeling for them at all c the slap had had an effect on their lives, which reading the novel it didn t Tsolkias attempts to use it as the hook on which to place the unravelling or quaking of various relationships and there is a certain cleverness to the way the stories interreact and relate but the slap is of no real significance except for the totally unbelievable reaction of arrests and court cases The language is laughably foul I don t know many elderly greek men admittedly but is it likely they would greet another old friend at the funeral of another with How are you you old cocksucker The f and c words litter the dialogue and their internal thinking Almost every page has one The racism and brutality of relationship is horrible I have no problem with earthy language and vicious dialogue if it is necessary for character or e At a suburban barbeque, one slap will change the lives of these people Christos Tsiolkas unflinchingly looks at domestic life in the Australian suburbs in the twenty first century The slap and its consequences cause everyone to question their own families and the way they live, their expectations, beliefs and desires A gripping novel of loyalty and happiness, compromise and truth from the very start to the end.You ll either love it or hate it Christos Tsiolkas controversial novel The Slap is heavy reading and very confronting and it all starts with a Slap The Slap starts at a barbeque for group of family and friends, when one adult slaps an unrelated child the universal tension begins The book changes perspectives of the different characters at the Barbeque to show different emotions and feelings about the events.The Slap goes through topics like Discipline, Child Raising, Family Life, Adultery, Friends verse Family, Gossip and Multiculturalism While the characters are extremely flawed and sometimes you want to slap them, don t let that put you off If you are not a fan of course language, be warned it does feature very heavily in this book Apart from that the writing, the characters and plot This isn t any old review My opinion on this book has sparked an idea for a discussion I d like to have with you about offensive content in novels I d like to know how you react to it But first, let s get to my review of this book.This book was written by a very highly acclaimed Australian Greek author I have to say, that I admire him and his blatant honesty And this is the first book I ve read of his I find it hilarious how so many people who have read this book have given it bad reviews and low ratings because they believe that the characters were horrible and the language was horrible and why would anyone want to write about such uninteresting people It really makes me laugh, because clearly, the people who have these opinions have totally missed the point Opinions like these, are what I like to call, surface opinions Surface opinions, as the term suggests, do not attempt to dig any deeper than what can be seen or read, in this case.The point of this book, in my opinion, is to highlight the pettiness, cruelness, complete self centeredness of humankind the attributes we fail to recognize in ourselves, or deny even exist We are monsters, p FUCK THE PAIN AWAY La prima serie tratta da questo romanzo del 2011, tre anni dopo la pubblicazione, ed made in Australia, proprio dove la storia ambientata Tra i registi, Jessica Hobbs, che poi diriger due episodi di Broadchurch , due di River , e l intera Apple Tree Yard.Christos Tsolkias sventola la sua esca, uno schiaffo, lo schiaffo del titolo, quello di un adulto a un bambino di quattro anni, detonatore di una situazione che man mano si rivela ben diversa dalle premesse..E noi ventre a terra, a seguire come un branco di segugi questa finta preda, come se fosse il MacGuffin in un film di Hitch.E c anche un altra esca che ci porta via e distrae dal cuore dell opera l esca della societ multicurale, il melting pot.Un attimo dopo lo schiaffo, la mamma protegge il figlio Ma tardi, il guaio combinato E intanto, mentre noi perdiamo tempo dietro a questi due falsi pilastri del romanzo, a esaminarli e rivoltarli e prendere una posizione in merito, Tsiolkias ha un altro progetto, ben pi vasto, e costruisce un racconto che parla di altro parla dell Australia del terzo millennio, paese che per sua stessa natura un melting pot, dov la novit e la sorpresa Parla di gente, middle class urbana

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