A Conversation with Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap, Feb. 5, 2015
I went to IMDB to look up the version of The Slap that was done by ABC in Australia back in 2011 and found this comment made by Tarnia:
This series is dark and the characters not particularly likable, but they are never one dimensional. Every time you thought you thoroughly hated a character, they would reveal some other aspect of themselves that would make you like them a little. The multi-layering of the stories and the characters make this compelling viewing. There will be people you know that share some of their characteristics—maybe even yourself. It is not an exploration of happy families, but an exploration of our flaws. I haven’t read any of Tsiolkas’ books, but have been inspired to do so. I even loved watching the opening titles every week and am sad the series is over.
By the way Tarnia gave it ten stars and titled the review with one word: Brilliant.
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