3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Doesn't do what it says on the tin...,
This review is from: The Slap (Paperback)
Having heard of all the hype of this book (and yes, sadly, having been drawn to the curiosity of it's title), I was really quite looking forward to reading 'The Slap'. However, to my disappointment, it didn't live up to my expectations. Despite the novel being split into separate sections, each in relation to a different character, I felt the novel had only one voice, the author's! I understand that it was not written in the first person, but I still feel that the sections were not really written relating to the individual characters, and I felt that all the characters were given the same, or similar, personas. Therefore, I found the book to be, at times, a little bit pretentious...What's more, I felt that the author spent the first two thirds of the book relating the characters to 'The Slap', but during the final third, it was rarely mentioned at all, and it seemed to be swept under the carpet which I thought was a bit strange. Disappointing.