Thinner by Richard Bachman

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Read Thinner Online Free - 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.

Title : Thinner
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ISBN : 0451190750
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Jeffrey rated it ★★★★★

June 29, 2016

“Some guys-- a lot of guys---don't believe what they are seeing, especially if it gets in the way of what they eat or drink or think or believe. Me, I don't believe in God. But if I saw him, I would. I wouldn't just go around saying 'Jesus, that was a great special effect.' The definition of an a...

Kemper rated it ★★★☆☆

April 25, 2017

And I thought the Atkins Diet sounded unhealthy… William Halleck is a successful lawyer living in upper middle class splendor in a Connecticut suburb with his wife and daughter, and his biggest problem is that he’s overweight. His perfect life is upset when he accidently run over an old Gypsy woma...

Paul rated it ★★★★★

July 23, 2017

Loved it, it's every bit as good as I remembered and more. One of my favourites of all time and one of the best / creepiest audiobooks. Highly, thoroughly and totally recommended.

Will rated it ★★★☆☆

October 03, 2015

The premise really prompted me to read this novel. Aside from the fact that King wrote this, the premise really made me curious as to what the novel was all about. It was about a man who got cursed, and now he's losing weight everyday, and he fears that it will come to a point where he'll turn in...

Ginger rated it ★★★★☆

October 02, 2017

This was an addicting and enjoyable book to read! It’s a great revenge novel and I enjoyed reading about how Billy Halleck goes from a big, fat man to something rather morbid. Billy Halleck, an upscale attorney accidentally hits and kills an old gypsy woman in his car when she steps out from the si...

Dan rated it ★★★★☆

December 19, 2013

Overweight lawyer William Halleck strikes and kills a gypsy woman who is crossing the street. He is acquitted but a relative of the woman touches Halleck's cheek and curses him. Now he's losing three pounds a day with no end in sight. Can he track down the gypsy man and get him to remove the curs...

Danger rated it ★★★★★

January 06, 2016

I first saw the movie for this back in the 90s, long before I read this book. And if you've never seen the film, believe me when I say, it's bad. It’s AWESOMELY bad. Overacted, terribly-paced, full of dumb effects and the worst “fat suit” I’ve ever seen. But, for some reason, I can't help but lov...

Carol rated it ★★★★☆

March 15, 2015

The older Stephen King novels continue to amaze me......this one grabbed me from page one and did not let go! When grossly overweight attorney Billy Helleck unintentionally hits (view spoiler)[and kills (hide spoiler)] an old gypsy woman who darts out into the street, (view spoiler)[(while being "hand serviced" by his wife) (hide spoiler)] the incident is...

Sarah rated it ★★★☆☆

April 11, 2017

3.5 stars. This was my first Stephen King novel. I thought that it was good enough but not like great or anything. I had two main problems with it. The first problem was with the pacing of the novel. The first half was good but when I reached the halfway point, I was confused because I felt like...

Bridgit rated it ★★★★☆

March 05, 2016

I have been obsessed with Stephen King's work for about seven years, from the first moment I checked out "Carrie" from my high school's library. "Thinner" certainly did not disappoint! The stellar writing and the character's complexities brought me back to that feeling I got when I first picked u...

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