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Thinner
Author: Stephen King
Six weeks after an old gypsy man curses Billy Halleck for sideswiping his daughter, he's ninety-three pounds lighter. Now Billy is terrified-and desperate enough for one last gamble that will lead him to a nightmare showdown with the forces of evil that are melting his flesh away.
ISBN-13: 9780451190758
ISBN-10: 0451190750
Publication Date: 9/1/1996
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 69 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
Deliciously creepy surprise ending! The good guys don't always win; heck, there's not even always any good guys!
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Helpful Score: 2
Billy Halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American Good Life: he has an expensive home, a nice family, and a rewarding career as a lawyer. But he is also fifty pounds overweight and, as his doctor keeps reminding him, heading into heart attack country.

Then, in a moment of carelessness, Billy sideswipes an old gypsy woman as she is crossing the street - and her ancient father passes a bizarre and terrible judgment on him.

"Thinner," the old gypsy man whispers, and caresses his cheeks like a lover. Just one word . . . but six weeks later and ninety-three pounds lighter, Billy Halleck is more than worried. He's terrified. And desperate enough for one last gamble . . . that will lead him to a nightmare showdown with the forces of evil melting his flesh away.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent, read many many years ago, one of my favorite authors when I was young.
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Not one of my favorites, but has the plots and twists as any other King book.
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Billy Halleck, good husband and loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American good life: He has an expensive home, a nice family, and a rewarding career as a lawyer...but he is also fifty pounds overweight and edging into heart attack country.

Then, in a moment of carelessness, Billy sideswipes an old gypsy woman as she is crossing the street--and her ancient father passes a bizarre and terrible judgment on him. "Thinner," the old Gypsy man whispers. Just one word...but six weeks later and ninety-three pounds lighter, Billy Halleck is terrified. And desperate enough for one last gamble...that will lead him to a nightmare showdown with the forces of evil melting his flesh away.
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