Roundup of more great reviews of The Fatness

Reviews continue to get posted about my new book. If you haven’t already checked out Joe Mahoney’s funny video review of The Fatness, you definitely should.

There’s also a new review up on IndieReader.com:

IR VERDICT: Easy to devour in one sitting, this tongue-and-cheek account of a BMI-obsessed society is both laughable and cringe-inducing. Unfolding in the confines of a Canadian Calorie Reduction Center (CRC) where people with a BMI greater than 30 are sent to lose weight, THE FATNESS is a story of socialism gone wrong is set amid a plausible backdrop with witty characters who will steal your heart and, snag your cheeseburger if you’re not careful.

And I quite enjoyed this review from Liliyana Shadowly on Goodreads:

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And in the not-so-new, but I just found category, check out Josh Mauthe’s long review of the book. Here’s a clip:

 All in all, it’s a satisfying, fun, clever read, one that makes its points with all the barbs they deserve while still telling a fun story.

 

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Assorted Nonsense Reviews The Fatness

My buddy and fellow-writer, Joe Mahoney, has done a charming and funny video reviewing The Fatness. In addition to having wonderful taste, Joe writes fiction himself. You can check out his debut novel, A Time and a Place, here on Goodreads.

Oh, and I’m sure he’d appreciate it if you purchased a copy of both our books. (Get The Fatness here, and ATAAP here.)

You may also want to check out Joe’s amusing YouTube channel.

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What Groundhog Day Means on Alternative Earths

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  • Our Universe: groundhog sees its shadow = 6 more weeks of winter.
  • Foofy Bum Universe: annual celebration of Lord Fuzzy’s victory over the Lizard Horde.
  • Zentropia Universe: day of the year when all rodents are allowed to drive.
  • It’s-in-the-hole! Universe: Bill Murray [praise be his name] emerges from his four-fold slumber and chooses what remakes will be permitted in Hollywood that year.
  • Universe of the Great Unnamed Ones: groundhog sees its shadow = 6 more eons of creeping dread.
Alltop loves seeing its own humor.

 

 

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Career Day for Jim

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School was lame. Adults were lame. Life, itself, was a series of lame events. None more so than Career Day.

These were the thoughts of Jim as he walked into the gymnasium for the Beaverbrook High career day. At least he didn’t have to sit through the tedium and ennui of Mr. Leekie’s calculus class, or the thinly-veiled bipolar disorder of Ms. Bentz, his English Composition teacher.

Jim suppressed the memories of Ms. Bentz’s painfully lame, manic, dark poetry, and checked out this year’s Cavalcade of Losers. These were the employers, the good corporate “citizens” of his home town with suggestions on how its young adults could plan for an exciting life serving hamburgers.

At least he wasn’t in class.

He had to admit, the selection was good this year, if pointless. There were some lawyers, some engineers from the city, and a large crowd of kids was milling around the booth hosted by a company in town that made web games. As if, Jim thought.

He sighed. This was his last year in high school and he still didn’t know what he wanted to do. His marks were good enough for university, but he knew his family couldn’t afford it — and the thought of taking all that debt was just too much. His family was on the verge of losing their house. He wasn’t supposed to know that, but he did. It was hyper-lame.

Then he heard a voice behind him: “Arrr Jim, have ye’ considered a life at sea?”

Feeling the ennui? Pirate a smile with this funny fiction.

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Alltop be fond of Talk Like a Pirate Day. Have a good one, ye’ bilge rats.Figurehead by Scottnj. Originally appeared in Pirate Therapy and Other Cures, 2012.