He was stronger, faster, better

Australian author Christos Tsiolkas received worldwide attention for his best-selling novel "The Slap" not only for its literary quality but also for what many took to be a misogynistic viewpoint. He follows "The Slap" (soon to be a TV miniseries on NBC) with another gripping story, albeit less controversial, the novel "Barracuda." Here's what it's about.

Is this book offensive?

"The Slap," written by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas, became a surprising word-of-mouth success this year and even landed on Britain's 2010 Man Booker Longlist. Many think the book is too offensive for such recognition. I wanted to find out why.