Category: Modern Fiction
From the Back Cover
Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go a bit. Zoe was a stunner in her college days, but the intervening decades have added five stone, and removed most of her self-esteem. Greg’s rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless pints of beer and chicken curry.
When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe’s best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around. Fat Chance will pit six hefty couples against one another to see who can collectively lose the most weight and walk away with a £50,000 prize.
So begins six months of abject misery, tears, and frustration—that just might turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to them—in another laugh-out-loud look at the way we live now from bestselling author Nick Spalding.
Kelly read this book (January 16): “Well, I abandoned this book half way through, much as I dislike doing this. I thought it would be a lighthearted look at the dieting industry and our perceptions of weight, but it was not funny and only seemed to shame and stereotype overweight people (his version of being obese was a size 18!). It was unrealistic and the idea pretty lazy, considering Nick Spalding has a reputation as a good writer. It was when the main male character began making homophobic remarks that I decided to give up. ‘Dieting was for poofs’ was the gist of it. This is a good concept but it missed the mark for me. Life’s too short to read books that don’t entertain you!”
L2R Rating: 🌟