Thinner

Thinner

eBook - 2009
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Billy Halleck is living the American good life: an expensive home, a nice family, a rewarding career as a lawyer. But he is also 50 pounds overweight and heading into heart attack country. When in the moment of carelessness he accidentally runs over an old gypsy woman, her ancient father touches his cheek and whispers a single word: "Thinner." Six weeks later, Billy has lost 93 pounds, and must undertake a nightmarish journey to confront the forces of death.
Publisher: [New York] : Signet, [2009].
ISBN: 9781101137857
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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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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