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  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: PaperBooks Publishing (30 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190623101X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906231019
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 770,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'If you've bought Kill Your Friends, you'll love Streakers and Fat Tuesday'. --Tony Norwolf

'I whizzed through Fat Tuesday in two quick sittings... It is short, fast paced... and has a young Bukowski feel to it.' --Scott Pack, Me and My Big Mouth

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Gary Davison is also the author of 'Streakers' published by Paperbooks Publishing.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Goldbaaren on 13 Jan. 2011
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Maybe I am too old for this travelling abroad 'finding oneself' type-book, but I gave up after 100 pages. Characters that I could not empathise with, namely the lead who annoyed the gizzard out of me.

You can have my book if you are thinking of buying it. It's barely touched (the second half totally untouched). It will be in the Oxfam on Parliament Street in Dublin.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Broadbent on 11 Feb. 2012
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Bought this book on the basis of an Amazon recommendation having bought the masterpiece that is 'Kill your Friends'. Made it 52 pages until I realised that this appeared not only to be the author's first attempt to write a book, but also his first attempt to write words. Ever. If you want my copy it's in our holiday villa, in almost immaculate condition. Characters not believable, pace slow, dialogue laborious, plot uninteresting. Avoid.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. M. Fairfield on 8 Sept. 2010
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Having read some of the reviews of this book you would have thought it was some sort of literary masterpiece.

I was really looking forward to reading Fat Tuesday and having read and enjoyed books such as The Beach and The Backpacker I thought Fat Tuesday would be right up my street. Unfortunately, Fat Tuesday has to be one, if not the worst book I have ever read. It's like it is written by a fifteen year old. On more than one occasion I contemplated leaving it on the train during my commute to work just so I could get rid of it. Previous reviews mention about it being a fast paced and to a certain extent it is, but it is so lacking in detail and good narrative that anything other than fast paced would make you slowly lose the will to live.

After reading this I also feel the author is so out of touch and/or has completely lost touch with youth/back packing culture.

A reviewer on Amazon said they read the book twice, which I find extremely hard to believe and someone actually compared it to Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas which is absolutely ridiculous and really made me laugh.

If you want a fast paced page turner about back packing/travelling/drugs/youth culture then read The Beach or The Backpacker and don't waste your time with this rubbish.
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I bought Streakers by this author and enjoyed it so much I bought Fat Tuesday. I quite liked the characters and found the book its self quite easy to read. I was enjoying it and at times I could not put it down and then it was as if the author had lost the plot. I was left thinking "what was it all about". The ending made no sense at all and I was left wondering if he really was mad or he had been set up. All very confusing. I did'nt really like it that much.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Clare Featherstone on 7 Dec. 2008
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I thought Fat Tuesday was absolutely fantastic in every way. It is a fast paced psychological thriller where you should expect the unexpected. I literally couldn't put it down. The characters are brilliant and at the start of the book are people that we can all relate to in some way. I work in the psychology field and sometimes fictional books can be inaccurate and too far fetched, however Gary Davison really got into the minds of the individuals in Fat Tuesday. Best book I have read in years and for days after I could not stop thinking about it. Really left a shiver up my spine. I hope he publishes more very soon.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Shanley on 15 Jan. 2009
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I got onto this book after reading a review on the net. the review said it had a young Bukowski feel to it, so i thought I'd give it a shot. I'm a big fan of Post Office and Factotum, so this had a lot to live up to. Davison isn't Bukowski, but I can see the similarities people are talking about. Like Bukowski he writes at a cracking pace, the story only ever going in one direction. It relentless goes forward and that's what everyone is getting at, and I wouldn't disagree. Fat Tuesday is a great book, full of twists and turns, plenty of sex violence and crime and the ending will have you wondering what exactly have you read. Well worth a read, I'd say.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SLR Books on 12 Jan. 2010
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After reading Streakers - also by Gary Davison - I couldn't wait to read this one. It's a totally different book and has you by the 'neck' from the first few pages. Loved the style and thought the idea was fantastic. I can't wait to read his next book to be honest.
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