Thinner

Thinner

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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The unputdownable novel of one man's quest to find the source of his nightmare and to reverse it before he becomes...nothing at all. This #1 national bestseller from Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, "pulsates with evil...it will have you on the edge of your seat" (Publishers Weekly). Billy Halleck commits vehicular manslaughter when his lack of attention results in the death of an old gypsy lady on the street. Overweight Halleck is a lawyer with connections, though, and he gets off with a slap on the wrist. After the trial, the victim's ancient father curses him with a single word, "Thinner." Shedding weight by the week, Halleck is desperate enough for one last gamble...one that will lead him to a nightmare showdown with the forces of evil melting his flesh away. With an introduction by Stephen King on "The Importance of Being Bachman," Thinner is a novel of "undeniable suspense" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and "genuine chills" (Kirkus Reviews).
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2016
Characteristics: 1 online resource
ISBN: 1501141368
9781501141362
Call Number: EBOOK FICTION KING

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c67macdonald
Jul 13, 2016

One of his earlier works and classic King.

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alicat1
Jul 11, 2016

Interesting tale of gypsy curses and humble pie. if you view the 1996 film, you will see a cameo of King as the pharmacist, Dr. Bangor.

ss1989 Jun 03, 2015

I was tired of hearing jokes and references in media about this and not understanding it so I figured I'd familiarize myself with the book. It was ok I guess. Was it scary? Nah, but then was it really meant to be? I know I'm not supposed to feel for the protagonist and I didn't really.. so it's a book where you hear a man whine about getting his comeuppances I guess.

PeggyLatko Jul 15, 2013

It's good, but it got a little boring at times. I sort of just wanted to find out what happened at the end rather than reading about him blaming his wife for the accident.

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Logovore
Nov 17, 2011

After seeing the movie, I thought I'd read the book because King's works only very rarely make a successful transition. And for me his works fall into two categories - I like it or I really, really don't. This falls in to the latter category.

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