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Thinner (Signet) by Stephen King
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Thinner (Signet) (original 1984; edition 1985)

by Stephen King

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Title:Thinner (Signet)
Authors:Stephen King
Info:Signet (1985), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 320 pages
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Tags:own, ebook, horror, gypsies, curses, supernatural

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If you are looking for a book that inspires you to be kind to people, even strangers, this is it.

The main character gets a gypsy curse when he rubs her the wrong way. The ultimate karma book. ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
If you are looking for a book that inspires you to be kind to people, even strangers, this is it.

The main character gets a gypsy curse when he rubs her the wrong way. The ultimate karma book. ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
The last of the "Bachman Books" before Uncle Stevie switched to Stephen King, the book had a strong premise, but didn't execute quite as well as it could have. ( )
  BryanCaron | Jan 4, 2014 |
This book did not make a lasting impression, contrary to many of his other books. Will try again.
  Marlene-NL | Apr 12, 2013 |
An interesting, but not completely successful gyspy-curse tale. I was never completely engrossed in the reading og this. ( )
  srboone | Apr 3, 2013 |
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"Thinner," the old gypsy man with the rotting nose whispers to William Halleck as Halleck and his wife, Heidi, come out of the courthouse.
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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, edging into heart attack country.

Then, in a moment of criminal 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 cheek, 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...
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When an old gypsy man curses Billy Halleck for sideswiping his daughter, six weeks later 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 melting his flesh away.



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When an old gypsy man curses Billy Halleck for sideswiping his daughter, six weeks later 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 melting his flesh away.… (more)

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