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Thinner

By Richard Bachman and Stephen King

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The name on the covers was Bachman. But the imagination could only belong to one man: Stephen King.

'Thinner' - the old gypsy man barely whispers the word. Billy feels the touch of a withered hand on his cheek.

Billy Halleck, prosperous if overweight citizen, happily married, shuddered then turned angrily away. The old woman's death had been none of his fault. The courts had cleared him. She'd just stumbled in front of his car. Now he simply wanted to forget the whole messy business.

Later, when the scales told him he was losing weight, it was what the doctor ordered. His wife was pleased - as she should have been. But . . .

'Thinner' - the word, the old man's curse, has lodged in Billy's mind like a fattening worm, eating at his flesh, at his reason. And with his despair, comes violence.

Biographical Notes

Stephen King has been described by the Guardian as 'one of the greatest storytellers of our time', by the Mirror as a 'genius' and by The Sunday Times as 'one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel.' In 2003, he was given the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, for most of the year in Maine, USA.

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  • ISBN: 9781444723557
  • Publication date: 20 Dec 2012
  • Page count: 352
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
Be warned, this is King at his very best. Superb X-Rated horror — Sunday Express
As a storyteller King is unbeatable — Daily Mirror
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