Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I'm back, and I'm starting December off with another book from the King of fiction. This time it's Thinner, the last of Stephen King's books to be published under the Bachman pseudonym in secret. Not long after this book came out, King and Bachman were revealed to be one and the same. He was "outed", so to speak. But what about the book?

The plot is pretty simple, so this'll be a short review. Ben Halleck is a good lawyer, a loving husband, and a family man. But he's fifty pounds overweight, and he's not getting any younger. One day, in a bizarre accident, he hits a gypsy lady. She dies, but that won't stop her legacy. The matter is taken to court, where Halleck gets off scot-free... until the gypsy's father places a curse on him. Suddenly, no matter how much he eats, Ben Halleck is getting Thinner. It seems like the only way to free him will be to track down the gypsies, and's destined to go horribly wrong...

Simple story, right? Well, King's writing is good enough to make up for that. As always, it's fluid and easy to read. Nothing he writes ever seems to get boring. All of the stuff I said about Insomnia is true here, too, and even though this isn't his best, it's a book most authors would be perfectly pleased to publish under their own name. But here's a fair warning in advance: the ending will haunt you.

All in all, a very good read.

My rating: 9/10

Coming Soon: That's for me to know and for you to find out. But it's also BIG.

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