I was left somewhat disturbed and vaguely depressed by how unlikeable the characters in this book were. However, I'm now forced to ask is this a more honest representation of human nature than we would normally find in fiction. Is Tsiolkas actually being braver and refusing to compromise in order to lend authenticity to his characters?
I agree- it was a slightly depressing book and the characters were not likable at all. Although as I was reading it I could relate some of the characters to people I know! It may have been depressing but all to real!