Thinner

Thinner

Large Print - 1986
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Baker & Taylor
After an old Gypsy woman is killed by his car, lawyer Billy Halleck is stricken with a flesh-wasting malady and must undertake a nightmarish journey to confront the forces of death

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, 1986, c1984
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780816140206
0816140200
9780816140213
0816140219
Characteristics: 396 p. (large print) ; 24 cm

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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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