Enjoyed this book that shows what the future could be like if the compulsions to become thin or to comform keep going on.
Interesting how things are linked together in such a way the average person has no clue.
A good read, felt it was well written and gets one thinking about the media, culture and religion.
Near future tale of weight obsessed America, where workout temples and fat porn abound. Interesting premise, the writing is an uneasy balance of satire and pathos.
In this vision of the near future, the American obsession with the ideal body has blossomed into a full-fledged religion. And this religion comes complete with a charismatic leader, Reverend Earl, who uses his 24/7 infomercials to sell his promises that he can slim everyone down so that they can enjoy life in the Afterfat. But don't get too thin or the Dedicated Sisters will get you. Reed serves up a brutal satire. She's got a very take-no-prisoners-and-leave-no-sacred-cows-unmutilated writing style, so be warned. Some of this stuff is hard to read calmly. It's not the most enjoyable read, but it is full of plenty of ideas that make you think. Take a good look in this mirror and, remember, genetics play the largest role of any factor in determining body shape and weight (something Reed never quite says straight out, but hedges around).
Unique story line in a not-so-bright future outlook at America's obsession with appearances. Great build up and suspense as you tried to unravel exactly who was the antagonist in the story. Unexpected ending and heroes.
I liked it. It shows a world where the worship of being thin and in shape goes to extremes. This takes the proverbial fat farm to a whole new level. Loved it.
A great dystopia about a world where obsession with and worship of the body is the norm.