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Lo schiaffo - Christos Tsiolkas

L’idea è ottima: un gesto istintivo e non ponderato come quello di uno schiaffo dato da un adulto ad un bambino troppo viziato in piena crisi isterica, scatena una serie di reazioni contrastanti che manda in rovina uno spaccato sociale credibile, distrugge matrimoni saldi e la tranquillità di un’intera comunità borghese australiana. 317 more words

Lo Schiaffo - Christos Tsiolkas

'Merciless Gods' by Christos Tsiolkas

Fiction – Kindle edition; Atlantic Books; 336 pages; 2014.

Christos Tsiolkas has a reputation as a bold writer of daring, often controversial, fiction. Merciless Gods… 732 more words


Great Aussie Reads.

Beaches. Vegemite. Kangaroos and Koalas. Hemsworth brothers. A lot of great things have come out of Australia. Great fiction is another. A fellow bookstagrammer recently posed the question: having moved here, what local authors should she try? 1,018 more words


Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

Fourteen-year-old Daniel Kelly is special. Despite his upbringing in working-class Melbourne, he knows that his astonishing ability in the swimming pool has the potential to transform his life, silence the rich boys at the private school to which he has won a sports scholarship, and take him far beyond his neighborhood, possibly to international stardom and an Olympic medal. 634 more words

Book Review

Barracuda star Matt Nable "Exercise is my medicine"

(From Woman’s Day (Australia) 07.18.2016)

Matt Nable is, fittingly, in the gym when he answers the phone to talk about his new role playing Hungarian-born swim coach Frank Torma in ABC’S new sporting mini-series Barracuda. 176 more words

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"The Jesus Man" : An Electrifying Family Saga fueled by Rage

We all must have that one writer to whose writings we turn to in times of depression or loneliness or ennui or any kind of gloom. 315 more words


Barracuda, the TV series

Friday night I watched the first three epsiodes of this new-to-TV adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’s novel, published in 2013. Last night, I watched the final episode. 398 more words