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What's with all the swipes at "fat" people?
on September 26, 2013
Look I hate to be that person that preaches political correctness but....why all the sniping at "fat people" in the book? One of the characters, Miles, is repeatedly referred to as fat, fat butt, fat boy, etc. Other characters take pot shots at each other by saying "fat butt" to one another. Then at one point in the book the author says the smell of blood will draw predators like "fat people to a buffet". Seriously???
I'm not heavy by any means. And I found it gratuitous and offensive, even childish. I can see a heavy person being insulted. To me it came off as a bias against overweight people on behalf of the author. Not good.
Other than that the book was just "ok". The characters were a bit cheesy, not terribly complex or interesting. The story is a little silly...a scientist creates a way to time travel to prehistoric times and funding is pulled because she hasn't yet found a way to bring people back? This is so stupid as to be laughable. But meh if you're looking for a quick weekend time travel read maybe this will work for you.