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[PDF] ↠ Fatboy Fall Down  Author Rabindranath Maharaj – Pembspm.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 344 pages
  • Fatboy Fall Down
  • Rabindranath Maharaj
  • 13 July 2017
  • 9781770414525

Fatboy Fall Down A Heartrending Novel About One Man S Search For Meaning In A Difficult LifeA Child Ridiculed For His Weight, A Son Overshadowed By A Favored Brother, A Husband Who Falls Short Of His Wife S Ambitions, An Old Man With A Broken HeartAs Orbits S Life Passes, He Doggedly Pursues A Simple Dream A Little Place In The Country Where A Family Might Thrive While Wondering If He Can Ever Shake Free Of The Tragedies That Seem To Define Him Fatboy Fall Down Is The Lush And Heartbreaking Musings Of A Man Trying To Understand His Place In The World Though It S A Story Shot Through With Sadness, It Speaks To Universal Truths, And Rabindranath Maharaj S Deft Touch Underscores The Resilience Of The Human Spirit


About the Author: Rabindranath Maharaj

Rabindranath Maharaj was born in the fifties in South Trinidad He received a B.A., M.A and Diploma in Education from the University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine In Trinidad he worked as a teacher and as a columnist for the Trinidad Guardian In the early 1990s Maharaj moved to Canada and in 1993 he completed a second M.A at the University of New Brunswick Since 1994 he has been living


10 thoughts on “Fatboy Fall Down

  1. says:

    Eh Your belly full He repeated the sentence each time he brought down his rod on Orbits hand, on the scabs he had been gnawing at Go and stand at the back of the class When Orbits was walking to the back, a boy pushed out his leg and he tumbled The teacher s annoyance turned to amusement Fatboy fall down, he said, and the class erupted Fatboy Fall Down traces the entire life of an atypical Trinidadian villager A man nicknamed Orbits in childhood for his tendency to watch the clouds and dream of floating away at least he was able to get people to stop calling him Fatboy a man so incurious and without agency that he accepts every job and relationship as they come along and go away again , somehow arriving at a station in life privileged and stable than the others he grew up around Forever resentful of his unhappy childhood, without ambition or, apparently, the intellect to improve himself , incapable of meaningful interpersonal conversations, Orbits is a tough character to feel empathy for But as he moves from village to town, from working as a tour guide to government drone to minor politician, Orbits rather dull story fleshes out a rather fascinating picture of Trinidad its oil boom and bus...

  2. says:

    See of my book reviews on my blog, Literary FlitsFatboy Fall Down is a quirky novel not so much of a life lived, but of a life that passed by while its owner was absent mindedly looking the other way Orbits sees his personal history as one series of disasters after another Mentally scarred by the bullying he endured as a child, he has become too used to seeing negatives and blaming others for his bad fortune so when good things happen to him, he doesn t notice their benefits As such Orbits makes for a very unusual protagonist and one that I found exasperating as often as not Fortunately he is surrounded by vivacious people his mother for example who, when she is elderly, has a wonderful sparring relationship with her nurse.Maharaj shows the economic rise and fall of Orbit s island country which I guess is Trinidad, but I don t think was ever actually named over the course of his lifetime We see oil revenues flood in and then fade away leaving problems in their wake both times Orbits, of co...

  3. says:

    Despite perhaps because of being bullied at school, Orbits, the titular Fatboy, drifts through life with his head in the clouds He becomes a meteorologist, for frig sake.Orbits first job is tour guide, a job handed to him, he who had no discernible talents Eventually, he becomes a small time, local politician In between he works for the Ministry of Agriculture His whole life, Orbits seems baffled.He is baffled when Miss Teapot leads him into marriage He is baffled when his best friend Wally moves to Canada He is baffled when, as if by osmosis, he moves from being a Ministry of Agriculture field station agent to being a defender of oppressed farmers.And so on And so on.I suppose many of us can relate to Orbits to some degree regarding the bewildering nature of life on this planet.I enjoyed the first sections of this book I thought, hey, I m going to look for titles by this author By the time I reached the end, I d changed my mind.I had grown weary Partly because of Orbits dreary existence partly because of the book s structure.There are no chapters, for frig sake Just front to back text with only occasional page pauses Man oh man The version I have is a promotional copy Let s pray the final publication will have a different layout Is anything daunting ...

  4. says:

    it is a very interesting book, of a very uninteresting life.I feel like it is unlike anything I have ever read.

  5. says:

    I picked up this book without really knowing what it was about and what to expect, and I was pleasantly surprised It follows the life of Orbits, and while his life is rather ordinary and unremarkable, he is always reflecting and thinking of what could be or could have been It starts with him as a young boy, constantly unhappy and taunted, and then follows him through his failed marriage, his poor attempts at being a father, and through his various unsatisfactory career shifts He seemed to be constantly looking for something else and a...

  6. says:

    Fatboy Fall Down is the story of Orbits He was bullied as a child and believed that his mother favored his brother over him We follow him through his schooling, jobs and relationships When asked what he wanted to do, he said that he wanted to float It was interesting to follow his story and see the world through his eyes Most of the time he seems like he did float through life and accept what came to ...

  7. says:

    I received a free copy in exchange for a review Such a curious story about the most uninteresting character But I couldn t help myself, I just HAD to know what happened The writing style was a bit choppy for me, and I wasn t exactly drawn into the story from the start Once things got going and I started to see into Orbit s life, I really did find myself rooting for him Seeing him grow from a scared child to his late life epiphany was somewhat inspiring, and it s always a good reminder that nothing is too late hey, look at Kim K and her pursuit to be a lawyer This probably isn t a book I would immediately want to read, but I m glad that ECW s...

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