I was soooooo excited to see this month’s 6 Degrees book was The Slap. It arrived in the mail yesterday! Part of me wants to speed thru it this weekend and do this post differently. The other part says, no, wait and enjoy it. I’m going with enjoying!
The Story: At a backyard barbecue a guest slaps the host child. Assault charges are filed. A psychological thriller is born.
Second, it is told from different points of view, so I thought of The Dinner by Herman Koch, which deals with a similar story in a similar way.
Third, I thought of the Academy Award-winning 80’s movie, Kramer vs Kramer (ok, it’s not a book). “Permanently disfigured” was the phrased that pays in this one.
Fourth, I came up with the eery We Need to Talk About Kevin. My review link.
And, finally, the Sixth that came to me: Oprah’s debut Book Club Book, Deep End of the Ocean. It clearly shows how fast things can change with kids.
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