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Thinner Billy Halleck, Good Husband And Loving Father, Is Both Beneficiary And Victim Of The American Good Life He Has An Expensive Home, A Nice Family, And A Rewarding Career As A Lawyerbut He Is Also Fifty Pounds Overweight And Edging Into Heart Attack Country.

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Thinner
  • Richard Bachman
  • English
  • 03 August 2019
  • 0451190750

About the Author: Richard Bachman

This is a Stephen King pseudonym.At the beginning of Stephen King s career, the general view among publishers was that an author was limited to one book per year, since publishingwould be unacceptable to the public King therefore wanted to write under another name, in order to increase his publication without over saturating the market for the King brand He convinced his publisher, Signe This is a Stephen King pseudonym.At the beginning of Stephen King s career, the general view among publishers was that an author was limited to one book per year, since publishingwould be unacceptable to the public King therefore wanted to write under another name, in order to increase his publication without over saturating the market for the King brand He convinced his publisher, Signet Books, to print these novels under a pseudonym.In his introduction to The Bachman Books, King states that adopting the nom de plume Bachman was also an attempt to make sense out of his career and try to answer the question of whether his success was due to talent or luck He says he deliberately released the Bachman novels with as little marketing presence as possible and did his best to load the dice against Bachman King concludes that he has yet to find an answer to the talent versus luck question, as he felt he was outed as Bachman too early to know The Bachman book Thinner 1984 sold 28,000 copies during its initial run and then ten times as many when it was revealed that Bachman was, in fact, King.The pseudonym King originally selected Gus Pillsbury is King s maternal grandfather s name, but at the last moment King changed it to Richard Bachman Richard is a tribute to crime author Donald E Westlake s long running pseudonym Richard Stark The surname Stark was later used in King s novel The Dark Half, in which an author s malevolent pseudonym, George Stark , comes to life Bachman was inspired by Bachman Turner Overdrive, a rock and roll band King was listening to at the time his publisher asked him to choose a pseudonym on the spot.King provided biographical details for Bachman, initially in the about the author blurbs in the early novels Known facts about Bachman were that he was born in New York, served a four year stint in the Coast Guard, which he then followed with ten years in the merchant marine Bachman finally settled down in rural central New Hampshire, where he ran a medium sized dairy farm, writing at night His fifth novel was dedicated to his wife, Claudia Inez Bachman, who also received credit for the bogus author photo on the book jacket Other facts about the author were revealed in publicity dispatches from Bachman s publishers the Bachmans had one child, a boy, who died in an unfortunate, Stephen King ish type accident at the age of six, when he fell through a well and drowned In 1982, a brain tumour was discovered near the base of Bachman s brain tricky surgery removed it After Bachman s true identity was revealed, later publicity dispatches and about the author blurbs revealed that Bachman died suddenly in late 1985 of cancer of the pseudonym, a rare form of schizonomia.King dedicated Bachman s early books Rage 1977 , The Long Walk 1979 , Roadwork 1981 , and The Running Man 1982 to people close to him The link between King and his shadow writer was exposed after a Washington, D.C bookstore clerk, Steve Brown, noted similarities between the writing styles of King and Bachman Brown located publisher s records at the Library of Congress which included a document naming King as the author of one of Bachman s novels Brown wrote to King s publishers with a copy of the documents he had uncovered, and asked them what to do Two weeks later, King telephoned Brown personally and suggested he write an article about how he discovered the truth, allowing himself to be interviewed King has taken full ownership of the Bachman name on numerous occasions, as with the republication of the first four Bachman titles asThe Bachman Books Four Early Novels by Stephen King in 1985 The introduction, titled Why I Was Bachman, details the whole Bachman King story.Source



10 thoughts on “Thinner

  1. says:

    Some guys a lot of guys don t believe what they are seeing, especially if it gets in the way of what they eat or drink or think or believe Me, I don t believe in God But if I saw him, I would I wouldn t just go around saying Jesus, that was a great special effect The definition of an asshole is a guy who doesn t believe what he s seeing And you can quote me Richie The Hammer Ginelli William Halleck is a damn fine lawyer, a rising star in his firm, and well liked by judges and pol Some guys a lot of guys don t believe what they are seeing, especially if it gets in the way of what they eat or drink or think or believe Me, I don t believe in God But if I saw him, I would I wouldn t just go around saying Jesus, that w...

  2. says:

    And I thought the Atkins Diet sounded unhealthy William Halleck is a successful lawyer living in upper middle class splendor in a Connecticut suburb with his wife and daughter, and his biggest problem is that he s overweight His perfect life is upset when he accidently run over an old Gypsy woman when he was ahem distracted behind the wheel Since Billy is one of the solid taxpayers who plays golf with all the right people the whole mess is quickly tidied up in court without him getting so mu And I thought the Atkins Diet sounded unhealthy William Halleck is a successful lawyer living in upper middle class splendor in a Connecticut suburb with his wife and daughter, and his biggest problem is that he s overweight His perfect life is upset when he accidently run over an old Gypsy woman when he was ahem distracted behind the wheel Since Billy is one of the solid taxpayers who plays golf with all the right people the whole mess is quickly tidied up in court without him getting so much as a ticket However, another old Gypsy puts a whammy on him and suddenly Billy can t keep weight on no matter how much he eats As he becomes a shadow of his former self Billy sets out on a desperate quest to track down the Gypsy and try to convince him to ...

  3. says:

    Loved it, it s every bit as good as I remembered andOne of my favourites of all time and one of the best creepiest audiobooks Highly, thoroughly and totally recommended.

  4. says:

    The premise really prompted me to read this novel Aside from the fact that King wrote this, the premise really made me curious as to what the novel was all about It was about a man who got cursed, and now he s losing weight everyday, and he fears that it will come to a point where he ll turn into nothing.Everything was good, but nothing was great That s the main problem of the novel for me While the start of the novel was batshit amazing and fast...

  5. says:

    This was an addicting and enjoyable book to read It s a great revenge novel and I enjoyed reading about how Billy Halleck goes from a big, fat man to something rather morbid.Billy Halleck, an upscale attorney accidentally hits and kills an old gypsy woman in his car when she steps out from the sidewalk Now is he guilty of vehicular manslaughter or not Unfortunately for Billy, an old gypsy man believes he is and puts a curse on him The old gypsy man touches his check and says THINNER.Or did This was an addicting and enjoyable book to read It s a great revenge novel and I enjoyed reading about how Billy Halleck goes from a big, fat man to something rather morbid.Billy Halleck, an upscale attorney accidentally hits and kills an old gypsy woman in his car when she steps out from the sidewalk...

  6. says:

    Overweight lawyer William Halleck strikes and kills a gypsy woman who is crossing the street He is acquitted but a relative of the woman touches Halleck s cheek and curses him Now he s losing three pounds a day with no end in sight Can he track down the gypsy man and get him to remove the curse or will he waste away to nothing What s so scary about a fat guy losing weight A lot, it turns out Never has getting a tug job in the car from your wife gotten someone into so much trouble I felt fo Overweight lawyer William Halleck ...

  7. says:

    There is a certain directness, a freight train coming down the tracks quality about Stephen King s early Richard Bachman books that I very much enjoy King writes an unrelenting cause and effect that is terrifying because it does not jump out and yell BOO but rather walks quietly up to you with a mask on and a butcher knife, like John Carpenter s Michael Myers, a slow motion dream scape of fear.Thinner shares these qualities with other of King Bachman books like The Running Man and The Long W There is a certain directness, a freight train coming down the tracks quality about Stephen King s early Richard Bachman books that I very much enjoy King writes an unrelenting cause and effect that is terrifying because it does not jump out and yell BOO but rather walks quietly up to you with a mask on and a butcher knife, like John Carpenter s Michael Myers, a slow motion dream scape of fear.Thinner shares these qualities with other of King Bachman books like The Running Man and The Long Walk From the opening pages, we know what the central focus is and King never lets us go, we ve been strapped into the carnival ride, and we re off Like the best roller coasters, we can see the drops and curves ahead, and we re just clink clinking and moving towards the fun.In Thinner, an overweight lawyer runs over an old gypsy woman and his legal friends work it out so he walks Scott free Or does he An old gypsy man seems to ...

  8. says:

    I first saw the movie for this back in the 90s, long before I read this book And if you ve never seen the film, believe me when I say, it s bad It s AWESOMELY bad Overacted, terribly paced, full of dumb effects and the worst fat suit I ve ever seen But, for some reason, I can t help but love it I ll watch it over and over again on Netfilx like it was reruns of The Office Maybe I just like terrible movies I don t know.But, that said, I ve never read this book Never even thought about it I first saw the movie for this back in the 90s, long before I read this book And if you ve never seen the film, believe me when I say, it s bad It s AWESOMELY bad Overacted, terribly paced, full of dumb effects and the worst fat suit I ve ever seen But, for some reason, I can t help but love it I ll watch it over and over again on Netfilx like it was reruns of The Office Maybe I just like terrible movies I don t know.But, that said, I ve never read this book Never even thought about it, until I saw a used copy for sale at a local bookstore for just a few bucks Why not I said And I picked it up.Let me just say THIS BOOK IS GREAT Soooooooo much better than that crap movie I m not a huge Stephen King fan by any stretc...

  9. says:

    The older Stephen King novels continue to amaze methis one grabbed me from page one and did not let go When grossly overweight attorney Billy Helleck unintentionally hits view spoiler and kills hide spoiler an old gypsy woman who darts out into the street, view spoilerwhile being hand serviced by his wifehide spoiler the incident is not properly investigated, and soon after, he, his buddy Judge Cory who presided plus friend, Officer Hopley aretouched and cursedby a s The older Stephen King novels continue to amaze methis one grabbed me from page one and did not let go When grossly overweight attorney Billy Helleck unintentionally hits view spoiler and kills hide spoiler an old gypsy woman who darts out into the street, view spoilerwhile being hand serviced by his wifehide spoiler the incident is not properly investigated, and soon after, he, his buddy Judge Cory who presided plus friend, Officer Hopley aretouched and cursedby a super old, super creepyrotted nosedgyp...

  10. says:

    First Stephen King book of the year and I guarantee there will beFull review but kinda short

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