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Fat by Rob Grant
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Jul 07, 2014

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The blurb on the back of the book implies that it's set in a near-future dystopian society where fat is soon to be illegal. The book teases you early on with the mention of Well Farms, which are (voluntary) camps for fat people to be thinned down, and I'm sure you can imagine the slippery dystopian slope that could slide down. Instead, what the book gives you is three characters who exist in a world which is exactly like the world we actually live in, and nothing different happens.

The writing is light and enjoyable to read, and I did feel interested in what's going on with each character. None of them get a satisfying ending, but none of them were likable to begin with so you don't feel too cheated. It was enough to keep me going to the end, and enough to earn 3 stars.
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