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The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
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Nov 28, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: weird-people

I wanted to slap every single one of them by the time I finished this book. It was a painfully Dull read, I agree with other viewers when they say it was written for the masses. Those type of books never appeal to me. I couldnt understand why people were raving so much about Roomtoo. I thought it was over rated.

This single event was not enough to warrant nearly 500 pages. The characters are dull and the constant swearing grated on my nerves. A well placed swear can be effective in portraying emotion but it looses its effect when every second word is either f*ck or c*nt.

And seriously, what type of mother responds to her sons admition to taking drugs with oh my boy's all grown up now! Yeah.....

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Reading Progress

November 28, 2011 – Started Reading
November 28, 2011 – Shelved
November 28, 2011 –
page 63
12.99%
December 4, 2011 –
page 160
32.99%
December 4, 2011 –
page 222
45.77%
December 7, 2011 –
page 287
59.18% "exams = 0 reading time :("
December 12, 2011 –
page 470
96.91%
December 13, 2011 – Finished Reading
August 24, 2013 – Shelved as: weird-people

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