By Richard Bachman and Stephen King
Read by Joe Mantegna
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.
(P) 2011 Penguin Audio USA
Stephen King has written some forty books and novellas, including CARRIE, THE STAND and RITA HAYWORTH AND SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION `from the collection DIFFERENT SEASONS`, BAG OF BONES, ON WRITING and most recently CELL, LISEY`S STORY and DUMA KEY. He wrote several novels under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman, including BLAZE `June 2007`. He won America`s prestigious National Book Award and was voted Grand Master in the 2007 Edgar Allen Poe awards. He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King, in Maine, USA.
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20 Jan 2011
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Hodder & Stoughton
An incredibly gifted writer, whose writing, like Truman Capote's, is so fluid that you often forget that you're reading — Guardian
Astonishingly good...honourable, deeply felt and almost wonderful — Independent on HEARTS IN ATLANTIS