Thinner book by stephen king

The victims father brought a curse to this lawyer, from a healthy fat man when the thinner curse would be fragile, weak to death. Man i love stephen king thinner was originally written under richard bachman, which if you didnt know was stephen kings pseudonym when he first started writing. We each chose a steven king book, and this is the one that i chose. I bought this book on the recommendation of a friend, as this is their favourite stephen king book and i love stephen king books. Thinner by stephen king, 9781444723557, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. For me, i put it amongst the rankings of misery, the stand, the radiating, and the running man. Overweight halleck is a lawyer with connections, though, and gets off with a slap on the wrist. Billy halleck, an arrogant and morbidly obese lawyer in connecticut, has recently fought an agonizing court case in which he was charged with vehicular manslaughter. An obese attorney is cursed by a gypsy to rapidly and uncontrollably lose weight. Thinner is a 1984 horror novel by stephen king, published under his pseudonym, richard bachman. Thinner the last time richard bachman and stephen king were thought to be different writers, and kings signature is becoming ever. Thinner is quite frankly an underrated stephen king adaptation and it definitely is worth seeing if you love kings work. The best site on the net for info on rare stephen king books. Thinner is a 1984 novel by stephen king, published under his pseudonym richard bachman.

Curse of the old gypsy man billy halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the american good life. I have bought it in hardback, then kindle version, and also the audio book. His recent work includes the institute, elevation, the outsider, sleeping beauties cowritten with his son owen king, and the bill hodges trilogy. However, the gypsys father places a curse on halleck, which causes him to lose weight uncontrollably. Thinner is the 20th book published by stephen king. Thinner is a story of revenge, skilfully woven by master horrorauthor stephen king. Thinner book by stephen king official publisher page. Early the 90s, warner brothers attempted cinema rendition with john candy, but death actor made the preproduction failed. The film is based on stephen kings 1984 novel of the same name and stars robert john burke, joe mantegna, lucinda jenney, michael constantine, kari wuhrer, and bethany joy lenz.

More than anything else it is a psychological study, exploring the lengths that a mans mind can go to alter what happens to his body. Thinner, stephen king thinner is a 1984 novel by stephen king, published under his pseudonym richard bachman. Stephen king is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Thinner by stephen king booksamillion online book store. The shining by stephen king it by stephen king salems lot by stephen king dracula by bram stoker pet sematary by stephen. I always disliked the addition the screenwriter added to the great finale in the book wherein billy eats the pie himself, especially that terrible.

Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. This was the very first bachman music book i browse kings name on the cover, not bachmans. Stephen king, the worlds bestselling novelist, was educated at the university of maine at orono. The story itself is about taking responsibility for your actions. After his father left them when stephen was two, he and his older brother, david, were raised by his mother. Thinner is one of the books written under stephen kings pseudonym richard bachman, and it has the rather dubious honour of being the only book by king that i properly dislike. Thinner, released in 1984, is the only bachman book besides the regulators that didnt start out with the name stephen king on the manuscript. It is among my all time favorite king publications. Henry award for his story the man in the black suit, and is the 2003 recipient of the national book foundation medal for distinguished contribution to american letters. Thinner by stephen king 1984, hardcover for sale online. Thinner is a 1984 american novel by stephen king originally published by nal under kings pseudonym richard bachman. Whenever it comes to the horror and the fiction books. I had seen the movie, so i wanted to read the book.

Digital rights management drm the publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to install free software in order to unlock and read it. Richard bachman is a pseudonym for the name of the stephen king. The story with thrilling, creepy details at night gives readers a feeling of fear but also interesting. Stephen king author of thinner stephen king, author of the novel thinner, among so many others had been known as bestselling author and also as merely an author of gothic horror fiction. The novel is about an obese lawyer who accidently kills a gypsy, covers it up, and is cursed by the gypsys father to rapidly lose weight. The bachman novels were all pretty grim, but i think that thinner, together with the long walk, are the most thoughtprovoking and interesting. Halleck begins to lose weight uncontrollably and must pursue the band of gypsies who are responsible for his dwindling condition.

One author is known as the greatest and the best among all the writers. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading thinner. The story centers on lawyer billy halleck, who kills a crossing gypsy in a road accident and escapes legal punishment because of his connections. That line dividing king from bachman collapsed with thinner, which throws its hat firmly into the supernatural ring nearly from the first. Stephen edwin king was born the second son of donald and nellie ruth pillsbury king. Stephen kings thinner book ending karstens creations.

This is an entertaining film that should appeal to horror fans. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. Thinner marketed as stephen kings thinner is a 1996 american body horror film directed by tom holland and written by michael mcdowell and holland. As we all know that he is in the top place of the very good writers from the united states. After his trial, a gypsy curses him with a single word, thinner. He has won the world fantasy award, several bram stoker awards, and the o.

With robert john burke, joe mantegna, lucinda jenney, bethany joy lenz. The narrator gives an excellent performance, bringing the characters to life with believable voices, and copes well with kings sometimes convoluted elaborate textual format. I enjoyed this book because of all the taboo things that occurs to the main character. So if you dont know what this book is about then here is the synoposis. I remember reading the book years ago but i cannot remember the ending in it. Stephen king lives in maine and florida with his wife, novelist tabitha king. Some people have said that the ending in the movie is different than the one in the book. The story of billy halleck whose life is irrevocably set on a course of.

Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Thinner is the story of a man who, whilst driving and receiving a hand job from his wife, accidentally runs over a gypsy. He lives with his wife, the novelist tabitha king, and their children in bangor, maine. Thinner 1996 read online free book by stephen king in. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or. After his trial, the womans husband, tadzu lempke michael constantine, curses him with a single word, thinner.

Parts of his childhood were spent in fort wayne, indiana, where his fathers. I did not even know it was a bachman until later on, and that i did not. And all the unimaginable things people are capable of doing just to not take responsibility for their actions. Horror and the fiction genre are the main genres written by him. Also, thinner is the sole bachman novel that can be classified as horror, though it is much more than that. It was the last novel king released under the richard bachman pseudonym. May 18, 2011 opinionsofawolf leave a comment go to comments. A book about gypsy curses could easily slide into racist territory, but in fact thinner actually criticizes the treatment the gypsies have received in the united states over the years, in spite of them not always being the most sympathetic.

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