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What's a Barracuda?

Christos Tsiolkas is a master storyteller. He tackles big themes, writes interesting characters, and delivers great dialogue but I want to talk about his ability to spin a yarn. 247 more words


Australia - Barracuda - Christos Tsiolkas

Set in Loch Lomond, Brisbane and Japan!

Danny Kelly is a working class boy who attends a private school in Australia on a swimming scholarship. 367 more words


The Slap

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
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Duration: 19 hours 10 minutes
Narrator: Jacki Simmons

The book …

Whilst reading The Slap I was reminded of a comment by Lester, a character in Woody Allen’s… 629 more words

RNIB Talking Books

Christos Tsiolkas

Unless you happen to be on WordPress now, it’s probably going to be a little late for you; I am currently watching Big Ideas, the ep with an interview by David Marr with Christos Tsiolkas, and it expires at 5PM today, so I hope you get the opportunity to watch it.  921 more words

Film Review Sunday

Characters and Objects

Look at someone’s room and you’ll know something of its owner. The sunroom with a bright rug of crotchet-squares hanging over a wooden rocker. The rumpus room with the giant flat-screened TV and the brick bar in the corner. 234 more words


The slap

Yesterday night I finished reading The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas and I already miss its characters.

This novel has been first published in 2008 and it takes place in Melbourne.   148 more words