A polarizing (for some) Slap in the face for some
I couldn't put this book down, it had me engrossed from start to finish. I laughed, I cried, I shuddered at how ugly some of the characters were presented and as dark as the storyline could get at times, I fell in love with them all and didn't want their stories to ever end. I have also been following the TV series on ABC TV and it is brilliant. The cast is stellar, the acting superb and some ex sopaies will surprise you at just how good an actor they are (Alex D & Melissa George). And then there are some great new discoveries (well new to me) such as Sofie Lowe as Connie and Sophie Okonedo as Aisha. It's show is true to the book yet it has some extra humor & softer layers that were missing in the novel.