William Halleck a lawyer with a happy family needs to lose some weight, or he's headed into heart-attack field. One day he runs over a gypsie's daughter, and kills her. He is cursed by the girl's father. "Thinner," he says to William. And from then on, William rapidly loses more and more weight to the point of emaciation. William may die, unless someone can do something to remove the curse. And that may take the gypsies.
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First published under the name of his alter ego, Richard Bachman, "Thinner" is one of Stephen King's best books. More than anything else it is a psychological study, exploring the lengths that a man's mind can go to alter what happens to his body. The story of Billy Halleck whose life is irrevocably set on a course of destruction by a single-worded curse by an old gypsy woman who he bumps into on the street, "Thinner" is fascinating and scary as all get out. The final scene of the book is one of the most frightening endings one is likely to encounter.
This report prepared by Bill Brumlow