History Literature / Fat

12th Jan '18 1:24:16 PM CynicalBastardo
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* TheAllegedCar: Grenville's hatchback, which he manages to destroy.

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* TheAllegedCar: TheAllegedCar:
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Grenville's hatchback, which he manages to destroy.destroy.
** The minibuses used to ferry Grenville and co. to the Well Farm is woefully ill equipped to deal with that many people of that mass. The first one they ride in breaks down.
12th Jan '18 1:20:48 PM CynicalBastardo
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* NextSundayAD: Unlike Grant's previous books, this one takes place closer to the present day, albeit an unspecified year.
1st Feb '17 11:06:10 AM CynicalBastardo
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* BrokenPedestal: Jason Black starts out as the object of Hayleigh's affections. Until she actually meets him.

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* BrokenPedestal: Jason Black starts out as the object of Hayleigh's affections. Until she actually meets him. He arrives at her hospital room dishevelled from several days of partying and high on cocaine. The experience is enough to snap her out of her depression.
1st Feb '17 11:04:01 AM CynicalBastardo
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* LighterAndSofter: Compared to Grant's [[Literature/RedDwarf previous]] [[Literature/{{Colony}} couple]] [[Literature/{{Incompetence}} of books]], this one has no {{Gorn}}, nobody dies and each of the three protagonists gets a happy ending.



* YouAreFat: Downplayed. Grenville is well aware of his body shape, but if anyone else insults him for this, [[BerserkButton he tends to go on a not-a-rampage over it]].

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* YouAreFat: Downplayed. Grenville is well aware of his body shape, but if anyone else insults him for this, [[BerserkButton he tends to go on a not-a-rampage over it]].
13th Nov '15 10:33:04 AM CynicalBastardo
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* WeightWoe: Both Grenville and Hayleigh have worries about their weight. Grenville is well aware that he's morbidly obese and decides to do something about it, [[CosmicPlaything but events conspire against him when he joins a gym]]. Hayleigh, on the other hand, is actually dangerously underweight and refuses to eat. She's even faking her meals by disposing of them in a manner which makes it look like she's eaten. She's referred to as fat in her own narration, but when we meet her from Jeremy's perspective, she's finally revealed to be anorexic.
* YouAreFat: Downplayed. Grenville is well aware of his body shape, but if anyone else insults him for this, [[BerserkButton he tends to go on a not-a-rampage over it]].
16th Jun '15 12:50:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* FatCamp: The Well Farms. The accomodation is designed to be as uncomfortable as physically possible to prevent people from becoming couch potatoes. People attending the camp are woken up ridiculously early in the morning to get a full day's exercise. Food is distributed only when credits are earned (through weight loss). The only films shown are [[ShallowHal ones that make jokes at the expense of fat people]]. Dorms are mixed sex to encourage sexual activity as a form of exercise, something which Grenville manages to prevent. Needless to say, a lot of people give up after a short time. The circumstances only succeed in aggravating Grenville further to the point of a [[InsistentTerminology not-a-rampage]].

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* FatCamp: The Well Farms. The accomodation is designed to be as uncomfortable as physically possible to prevent people from becoming couch potatoes. People attending the camp are woken up ridiculously early in the morning to get a full day's exercise. Food is distributed only when credits are earned (through weight loss). The only films shown are [[ShallowHal [[Film/ShallowHal ones that make jokes at the expense of fat people]]. Dorms are mixed sex to encourage sexual activity as a form of exercise, something which Grenville manages to prevent. Needless to say, a lot of people give up after a short time. The circumstances only succeed in aggravating Grenville further to the point of a [[InsistentTerminology not-a-rampage]].
7th Jan '15 2:01:35 PM CynicalBastardo
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* RotatingProtagonist: Each chapter switches between the three main characters. Their stories aren't even connected, apart from Jeremy meeting Grenville at the Well Farm launch and Jeremy's visit to Hayleigh, though this event is significant for both of them.


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* UnreliableNarrator: Hayleigh is not actually fat, but is in fact dangerously underweight. The reader gets no clue as to this until Jeremy meets her in one of his chapters.
3rd Jun '14 11:38:44 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ButtMonkey: Grenville's story is one [[HumiliationConga disaster after another]]. In the space of a single day, where he decides to join the gym and get his life in shape, he manages to get into an argument with a woman, crash his car into an SUV (belonging to the woman in question), knock down the car park's bollards, destroy a barrier, wreck his car, get arrested, destroy his court-appointed lawyer's phone, get physically humiliated by a cop, destroy some furniture, have his trousers pulled up by an inept security guard and get fined for the whole ordeal on top of which he loses his job. No wonder he goes on another not-a-rampage at the Well Farm.
3rd Jun '14 11:32:36 AM CynicalBastardo
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* FatCamp: The Well Farms. The accomodation is designed to be as uncomfortable as physically possible to prevent people from becoming couch potatoes. People attending the camp are woken up ridiculously early in the morning to get a full day's exercise. Food is distributed only when credits are earned (through weight loss). The only films shown are ones that make jokes at the expense of fat people. Needless to say, a lot of people give up after a short time. The circumstances only succeed in aggravating Grenville further to the point of a [[InsistentTerminology not-a-rampage]].

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* FatCamp: The Well Farms. The accomodation is designed to be as uncomfortable as physically possible to prevent people from becoming couch potatoes. People attending the camp are woken up ridiculously early in the morning to get a full day's exercise. Food is distributed only when credits are earned (through weight loss). The only films shown are [[ShallowHal ones that make jokes at the expense of fat people.people]]. Dorms are mixed sex to encourage sexual activity as a form of exercise, something which Grenville manages to prevent. Needless to say, a lot of people give up after a short time. The circumstances only succeed in aggravating Grenville further to the point of a [[InsistentTerminology not-a-rampage]].
25th Apr '14 3:09:18 PM CynicalBastardo
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Grenville considers the Well Farm staff posting an impromptu sign saying "Heinz Lodge" on his dorm to be this, as he considers it a sign that at least someone working there has some faint stirring of wits.
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