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A Conversation with Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap, Feb. 5, 2015

February 5, 2015

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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 Christosdimensional. 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.

During the next week or so you’ll probably hear a lot about The Slap so I won’t go on and on xAyrHW0about it here. What I will do though is give you lots of links to sites that may be of interest.

CLICK HERE for the Blog entry for the Graffiti I did with Christos back in September 2010

CLICK HERE for the NBC site for The Slap

CLICK HERE for wikipedia entry for Christos Tsiolkas

CLICK HERE for Christos reads from The Slap

CLICK HERE Christos talks about The Slap

CLICK HERE for an interview with Christos on the British TV program: HARD TALK

CLICK HERE for an interview with Christos about the Australian version of The Slap Unknown

CLICK HERE for NBC’s trailer for The Slap

CLICK HERE for more information on the book, The Slap

CLICK HERE for a review of Christos’s newest work: Merciless Gods

CLICK HERE for more information concerning The Barracuda
Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with Christos on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website.

 

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