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Fat Kills by K.Reid
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Jun 18, 2010

it was amazing
Read in June, 2010

K.Reid's Fat Kills has The DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) written all over it. It's more than being "blown" or "siced", K.Reid has worked hard to include neighborhoods, restaurants, clothing stores, regional websites and so much more.The world as told as through the eyes of the main character Mia Nickole Rose is full of music, memories of "The Metro" newspaper and chicken wings and mumbo sauce.

Mia is statuesque, voluptuous and bodacious. In her mind, she is fat and not "phat". She constantly gives herself pep talks and confirmation of her greatness whenever she's about to step on the stage to sing and even when she walks into a place with a bunch of people. A twist of fate has her at the beck and call of a murderous doctor who treats people that struggle mentally with how the are treated because of their weight. That same doctor, known as Professor, kills the people who ridicule overweight people as payback for private school bullies beating his son into mental retardation.

K.Reid gave Mia a sharp sense of humor and a profound love of music. This makes Fat Kills doubly entertaining. The personal thoughts and comments that Mia injects into Fat Kills are classic. Sometimes her humor is subtle like Seinfeld, other times she is openly funny as Comic View used to be. Just like a conversation with an unintentionally funny friend, Mia catches you off guard with her dialogue and thought processes.

Fat Kills was written well enough that I actually went through the myriad of emotions that experienced as she slowly went through a mental breakdown. It took more than marijuana to mellow out the mangled murder mystery Mia experiences. From not knowing the true identity of the psychopath who controlled her every move like a demented puppeteer to having to sing and perform during heinous acts of torture and death, Mia suffers a jarring mental breakdown that will shake even the most emotionless reader. (This is an abridged book review. Read the whole review at

Reviewed by Joey Pinkney
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