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Thinner Than Thou
Thinner Than Thou
Author: Kit Reed
In the tomorrow of Thinner Than Thou, the cult of the body has become the one true religion. The Dedicated Sisters are a religious order sworn to help anorexic, bulimic, and morbidly obese youth. Throughout the land, houses of worship have been replaced by the health clubs of the Crossed Triceps. And through hypnotically powerful evangelical inf...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780765311955
ISBN-10: 076531195X
Publication Date: 6/1/2005
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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xengab avatar reviewed Thinner Than Thou on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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.
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kitchenvampire avatar reviewed Thinner Than Thou on + 70 more book reviews
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.
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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).
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A great dystopia about a world where obsession with and worship of the body is the norm.
Mahala avatar reviewed Thinner Than Thou on + 192 more book reviews
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.