18 June 2009

The slap


It's probably premature to write about this book since I've only read a quarter of it, but hey, first impressions often inform final ones. I'm fairly unshockable - a lifetime of reading and observing human behaviour is responsible for that - so the sex, drugs and deceit in the book don't shock me. It just shows how complex people are and how many ways we are capable of convincing ourselves that our way is the right way. We see that every day in the evening news! I dislike most of the characters in the story, though. Actually, I haven't encountered one I like or admire yet. Perhaps that will change...

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