The unpause-able novel of one man's quest to find the source of his nightmare and to reverse it before he becomes...nothing at all. This number-one national best seller 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).
©1984 Richard Bachman (P)2009 Penguin Audio
I liked the story and the performer's voice. Would recommend this tale to those who like Stephen King as well as those who aren't sure if they like him yet!
Watched the movie right after finishing the book, and boy did they mess that story up for the big screen! This book is really great, you can follow the main character as he transforms from dopey fatty to desperate, betrayed loner on a mission to save his life. The movie tried too hard to stay true to the source material and ended up a jumbled mess.
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I notice it was different from the movie. Glad I notice it. I much from now on read and listen to the book then watch the movie for that particular book. Great work again from my favorite author Stephen King.
Loved it! I'm reading all the king/Bachman books back to back, the whole catalog from start to finish in a year's time. I started Jan 2016. Now I'm reading the Bachman books. I had seen the film Thinner but hadn't read the novel til now. The film was a good adaptation, surprisingly cuz Kings books usually are murdered when turned to films. Only small differences and things left out. The book was lean and mean, just the way I like them. Great story, one of the Masters best, and a great narration.
Definitely. King is one of my favorite writers, and I thought Joe Mantegna did an excellent job.
Since this is a Bachman book, definitely expect a different experience than King's other books. Overall, Thinner is good, but not amazing. Better than many King books I've read, but definitely not on the same level as his best work.
No I have not.
Yes. Happy that I bought it.
It's a very cool idea for a book, and the first half is quite engrossing. There is a major shift about 2/3 of the way through, and I thought once that happened, the book lost some of its spark.
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As usual the book was better and I really loved the narrator. Would have been way more exciting and the ending would have had more of a punch had I not seen the movie a gazillion times already but it was still good. I love Kings work!
The story was riveting and had reminiscent feelings of "The Monkeys Paw". Not that it was a copy of plot in anyway. Just the feeling. The vibe, dig.
OMG, Joe Mantegna, OMG!!! He narrates this story beautifully. I was so impressed and enjoyed every second of listening to his voice paint these extremely memorable characters.
And the story ends in the true Stephen King as Richard Bachman style. Fans will know what that means. I appreciate and like the distinct difference.
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