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Thinner - Stephen King

Fiction - Horror - ISBN: 0451190750

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Not for me

ProAn interesting idea

ConsPoor writing and 2 dimensional characters and stor...

Stephen King is renowned for his prolific talent of writing horror novels – more recently he has branched into sci-fi / fantasy – and has proved that he is more than just a ‘descriptive’ horror writer. From perhaps his most famous book that made it to Movies, Carrie, right...

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ProA great writing style, with just enough detail and...

ConsOh God, don't get me started!

Stephen King has, since my second grade schooldays, been one of my favorite horror writers of all time. He is comparable to the likes of Dean Koontz, in that he knows how to tell the tales that twitch and spin in his demented mind. When interviewed several years ago, the question was asked of...

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Super

ProKept my interest, action keeps picking up towards ...

ConsEnding was disappointing and obvious to me, not sc...

I'll be the first to admit that of the Stephen King books I've read, I've been left slightly underwhelmed. But when my local library was refurbished, leaving the fiction shelves in a bizarre, hard-to-follow order, I somehow ended up at the horror shelves (which I'm not sure even existed pre...

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Super

ProKeeps your interest because of the moral aspects, ...

ConsNo happy ending!!

I am a huge Stephen King fan. Not to the point of having read all his books, I think there at least 2/3 out of the 30 or so he has written that I haven't read simply because the premise hasn't appealed or because I maybe saw the film and it put me off! (guess that does make me quite fanatical...

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“Romany Weightwatchers?”

published 05/01/2005

ProEven King's minor works are of a good standard

ConsThe idea of a 'curse' is a bit woolly

Nowadays Stephen King has a fixation with things like beams, dark towers and crimson kings. This book was written when he was more firmly rooted in reality... well a darkly amusing reality where dysfunction and pain bubble under the surface waiting to be discovered. I have always loved Stephen...

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Excellent

ProShort, sweet and entertaining

Consdepends on the reader

Slim Faster, the miracle diet! Stephen King approaches something he normally leaves well alone in this book, although he does it in his normal style. Everybody knows that along with the gypsies come myth and magic, but not everybody believes in it. Billy Halleck, the main character was in a not...

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ProInteresting characters, interesting story...

ConsLenghts passages.

This is my first review in English (I am French) and I hope you will understand my language. Please, don't hesitate if things are wrongs to say it to me, and give me some advices if you want. I'm open to everything =) I intended to speak about this book called "Thinner" a long time ago. A day...

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Excellent

“Thinner - Stephen King”

published 20/08/2000

Proan easy King novel to get into

Consdon't go on a diet!

It took me a little over a week to finish this book, which is darn good for me, it's a little different than most of his other books, some people will probably like that, since sometimes it can take about 300 pages for the action to start happening. Throughout the course of this book, we are...

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Not for me

published 27/07/2008

An obese man - villain, of course, whatduyathunk - is cursed by a gypsy because the fat guy had caused an gypsy woman´s death. And fat guy starts to lose weight... to the bone. Disgusting, offensive and DULL-AS-DITCHWATER trash from sleazy, trashy and woefully overrated writer.

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Excellent

“Thinner - The Gypsy Diet”

published 18/01/2007

Pro Brilliant book

Cons Couldn't put the book down once I started to read

That man's done it again! A brilliant book, which was unputable down!! The story is about Billy, who runs down and kills a Gypsy woman. Her father is not too happy (understatement!) and puts a curse on Billy. The book tells about what happens to him after this, along with his friends. I know...

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Super

“Makes you think!”

published 08/07/2000

ProWell told plausible story

Consnone

A great little book from Stephen King. Take a simple idea and hand it to King and let him do his job! A simple car accident, he wasn’t to blame, an angry gypsy, and a simple one word curse - take these ingredients and you have a classic tale with a good ending! Not the biggest book from King, but...

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Fiction - Horror - ISBN: 0451190750

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Type: Fiction

Genre: Horror

Title: Thinner

Author: Stephen King

ISBN: 0451190750

EAN: 9780451190758

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