‘The Slap’ by Christos Tsiolkas

The Slap

A shocking sting of consequentiality.

Described by Commonwealth Writers Prize judge, Nicholas Hasluck, as “a controversial and daring novel”, ‘The Slap’ by Christos Tsiolkas is a clever read that challenges the perception of the human condition. After an unruly young boy is slapped at a barbecue in suburban Melbourne, the novel tells of its widespread consequences to all those who witness it. Continue reading

‘Trainspotting’ by Irvine Welsh

Trainspotting

It’s not just about heroin.

Trainspotting. It’s just about a group of rough Scottish heroin addicts, right? Wrong! Well I mean that is part of it, but that’s definitely not all of it. I’ll admit that I bought the book mainly for the lovely Vintage Classics bright orange pages and cover, and the fact that I just wanted to say I’d read it due to its reputation and supposed greatness… Continue reading