Transdimensional Industries gave the world a technical solution to the obesity epidemic--eat more than you want, and store all that you want in their fat storage tanks conveniently located outside of our set of dimensions. Complete gluttony without sacrificing beauty or health...for a price. You can be rich and buy a thin body. You can be poor and lucky enough to get government assistance with your personal fat storage--Federal Assistance with Transdimensional Offloading of Fat and Flab. Or you can win the tits lottery--a lifetime of free blubber storage in the Transdimensional Industries' tanks where all the humanity's fat is stored. Thin people live well, have high paying jobs, and wield all of the social and political power and prestige while consuming unlimited quantities of food as mandated by the government. Fat people? They don't do so well. Cindy Rella is a low-level bureaucrat at the Civil Office of Fat Excision. And while her job is to tell people "no" when they apply for government assistance, Cindy has been secretly saving for a set of gray-market papers that would guarantee her a zero dress size and a healthy lifespan of over 30 years. Because being fat is not only a life-time of being a second-class citizen in a society that worships physical beauty, it is also a death sentence. Cindy's plan doesn't work spectacularly and her life spins out of control into a dangerous world of revolutionary fat freedom fighters. Sucking off fat into another dimension is not the only way to get thin. Cindy Rella is a coming of age story in the world that is a cross between dystopian Brazil and Fast Food Nation with a sprinkling of sci fi.
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Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite Cindy Rella, the main character of The FATOFF Conspiracy by Olga Werby, struggles with obesity like almost all people in the world. Rich people can eat all they want and their extra fat is stored in fat storage tanks that are in a different dimension. So you really just "beam" your fat away - at a cost. Some poor people can receive government funded assistance to help with their extra weight, and there is also a lottery that will give some lucky people the chance to become thin within minutes. Cindy has a plan, but thanks to her family and her circumstances, it goes awfully wrong. People start to die because of accidents with the fat storage system. But are they really accidents or is there a larger issue? Cindy meets some new people, and learns that there is a different way of losing weight, a way that might just save her life and the lives of others. It is a way most people would never think of. But does it come early enough for Cindy? I picked up The FATOFF Conspiracy by Olga Werby because I have enjoyed other books by the same author. The genres were completely different though and this book isn't what I usually read. However, the writing style and imaginative plots of the other novels had me intrigued and I simply wanted to read a bit more. It amazes me that one author can write such different books with such very different plots and do each of them very well. I have to admit I liked her other books better (because of the settings and genres), but I also enjoyed this one very much. It had a very unusual plot and you just couldn't help either liking or hating certain characters. The plot also made me want to find out who makes it to the end - and believe me, some people find a rather tragic and gruesome end. Some developments come as quite a shocking surprise, so the book was truly exciting to read.