The Slip, Mark Sampson

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher *

The Slip, Mark SampsonAuthor: Mark Sampson
Publisher: Dundurn
Pages: 304
Format: DRC
ISBN-10: 1459735757
ISBN-13: 9781459735750
Publisher: various formats

2 stars

Dr. Philip Sharpe, absent-minded professor extraordinaire, teaches philosophy at the University of Toronto and is one of Canada's most combative public intellectuals. But when a live TV debate with his fiercest rival goes horribly off the rails, an oblivious Philip says some things to her that he really shouldn't have.
As a clip of Philip's "slip" goes viral, it soon reveals all the cracks and fissures in his marriage with his young, stay-at-home wife, Grace. And while the two of them try to get on the same side of the situation, things quickly spiral out of control.

Sometimes when a book makes you angry and upset it is a good thing but unfortunately not in this case. I felt like slapping Philip most of the book. The judgemental and privileged thoughts going around in his head. The idea he could not be wrong. Sir.. when the whole world is falling over you you probably did do something wrong. On the other hand I did not get the people around him either. It took about 250 pages before someone opened his eyes to what really happened.
I was so annoyed with the story that I had a hard time appreciate the more interesting parts of the story. I do think this is a great book club read as there are so many interesting topics with the most interesting point that Philip obviously did not understand what he did wrong where I picked up where things went wrong immediately. There are a lot of discussion options.
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