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If you read The Slap...

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Mrsrudolphduvall Wed 19-Dec-12 08:37:03

Just finished Indelible Ink by Fiona McGregor.
Set in Sydney, it's about a recently divorced middle aged woman who discovers tattoos and another side to her previously affluent lifestyle.
Very moving.

valiumredhead Wed 19-Dec-12 17:16:49

Is it better than The Slap? (can't be worse wink) Similar? Is it by the same author, I can't remember?

yellowsubmarine53 Wed 19-Dec-12 17:21:32

I was less than enamoured with The Slap tbh. It was the 'only if I get desperate' holiday read and indeed it was.

The Slap was written by a man and according to Mr Google there's 8 part adaption for TV.....

WinklyVersusTheZombies Wed 19-Dec-12 17:25:05

I hated The Slap from start to finish

DameMargotFountain Wed 19-Dec-12 17:34:28

The Slap gave me the heebigeebies, hated every single character and couldn't read it

AlfalfaMum Wed 19-Dec-12 17:37:44

Yes DameMatgot, the Slap was so unsympathetically written, everyone in it was a bastard really! I felt a bit depressed by it, like watching Eastenders.

NettoHoHoHoSuperstar Wed 19-Dec-12 17:39:20

The Slap was an awful book, I hated it.

Mrsrudolphduvall Wed 19-Dec-12 17:50:34

I quite liked The Slap.
This is nothing like it..only similarity is it's set in Oz ( tenuous link)

DameMargotFountain Wed 19-Dec-12 17:55:34

fair enough

<wondering why OP refers to a book the one she's recommending is nothing like it>

MrsTerrysChocolateOrange Wed 19-Dec-12 17:57:28

The Slap was one of the most sad, misogynist books I have ever read. All the men were bastards, all the women were surrendered idiots.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 19-Dec-12 18:02:01

I never read The Slap but the series was compelling viewing, not a single character you could really empathise with, but you could gradually understand them as their stories unfolded.

2blessed Wed 19-Dec-12 18:07:57

I really liked the premise of the slap before I read it but agree that it was misogynistic with really predictable character outcomes.

lalalonglegs Wed 19-Dec-12 18:13:46

I really loved The Slap. I think there were some misogynist characters but I didn't think the writer himself was.

Mrsrudolphduvall Wed 19-Dec-12 19:25:26

Dame Margot..yes, I agree blush
It's the only other Aussie novel I could think of, with a dysfunctional family who are disillusioned living in Sydney.

Anyway, well worth a read. Very sad at the end.

Greensleeves Wed 19-Dec-12 19:26:48

I absolutely hated it. From clumsy unengaging start to long-overdue finish.

DameMargotFountain Wed 19-Dec-12 19:40:09


OP, you've made me laugh there!

glad the book is better (frankly, it couldn't be much worse)

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