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The Slap

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  • Posted June 1, 2010

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    This won Commonwealth Writer's Prize 2009!

    To say I didn't like this book doesn't really express the depth of my feelings. I am astonished, astounded, amazed, and aghast that this would be considered for any prize anywhere. It felt untouched by an editor's pen, and by a publisher's good sense. Weighing in at very close to five hundred pages, this tome was digressive to an extreme. The story can be summarized: unruly child threatens another and is walloped by parent. This simplicity is trampled in long, sordid descriptions of several families' vacuities, infidelities, and hatreds. There was no relief from these horrid folks. I disliked one more than the next. I know for a fact that Australia has great writers, so I can only guess at why this selection was chosen for an award. Poor choice.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2011

    Boring

    Pass on this book. It is painfully boring and without a substantial plot.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    She

    Bit his dik off.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Ava

    I was here first

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    James

    Fu.cked your mouth

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Loved it

    This was my favorite book that I read this year. I could not put it down because I wanted to find out what happened to all of the characters. It is like the best kind of soap opera-Desperate Housewives at the start.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    not great

    well i tried to read this book, and i h=guess i wasn't into the uk type of books, this book didnot impress me at all. so i guess this reviewwon;t be that great, but i can tell you that the story starts out with a bar-be-que and a kid gets slapped by a male, because the kid was acting up. the parents of the child did nothing when the kid was acting up and now thery want to press charges on the person that did it. but when i was growing up, man we would get blown out spankings...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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