Sunday, 21 August 2011

The slap Andrew Tsiolkas

Interesting novel but filled with the most unlikable cast imaginable.  At a family bbq a man slaps a 3 year old who is not his and the book deals with the consequences of this incident on friends and familyand friends attending.  Bits of it I thought were a bit unrealistic.  The elderly Greeks effing and jeffing just seemed unlikely to me.  I got the impression that the author really dislikes everyone from his greek roots because none of them seem to have any redeeming qualities.  A readable book, I wanted to see what happened but not a lovable book


This film was a documentary about Senna.  I have not interest in formula 1 but I heard various reviews that even people who disliked formula one enjoyed this film so decided to go when it came to S screen.  A really excellent film.  Brilliant editing of contempary footage so that you have reaction shots.  The rivalry between Prost and Senna drives the narrative.  Excellent film