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Barracuda (TV series and book)


For my previous review, I started with the original short story, and then watched the adaptation; with Barracuda, I first watched the adaptation, then decided to read the book it was based on. 723 more words



Barracuda is the ABC television adaption of the book by the same name by Melbourne author Christos Tsiolkas. It tells the story of a young aspiring swimming champion transferred to an elite private school, and expounds on Tsiolkas’s usual themes: what it takes to be a man in a modern, multi-ethnic Australia, how masculinity can be a toxic quagmire of anger or a positive force, and how gay men can reconcile the different parts of their lives as men, as gay men, as brothers and sons, and members of their ethnic communities. 42 more words

Christos Tsiolkas: Barracuda

It’s been a few years since I read The Slap, and I’ve always been meaning to read another book by Christos Tsiolkas. I can’t say I really enjoyed Barracuda as much as… 623 more words

Book Reviews

This Week In Books - 23 November 2016

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Here is what I am reading now, then and next!


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This Week In Books

The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas

At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own.

This event has a shocking ricochet effect on a group of people, mostly friends, who are directly or indirectly influenced by the slap. 273 more words


Every summer The Sydney International Art Series brings the world’s most outstanding exhibitions exclusively to Sydney. This summer, as part of the Sydney International Art Series 2016-17, Sydney will be hosting two exceptional art exhibitions, Nude: Art from the Tate Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything at the Museum of Contemporary Art. 413 more words

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