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Thinner - Richard Bachman

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Hodder are boosting Stephen King's backlist with new covers, new author brand lettering and a marketing campaign which directs readers to the right King title for them.

'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.

About the Author

Stephen King has been described by the Guardian as 'one of the greatest storytellers of our time', by the Mirror as a 'genius' and by The Sunday Times as 'one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel.' In 2003, he was given the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, for most of the year in Maine, USA.

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      Be warned, this is King at his very best. Superb X-Rated horror - Sunday Express

      As a storyteller King is unbeatable - Daily Mirror

      Be warned, this is King at his very best. Superb X-Rated horror - Sunday Express

      As a storyteller King is unbeatable - Daily Mirror

      Richard Bachman

      Richard Bachman (1977 - 1985) was an author of horror fiction, and the husband of Claudia y Inez Bachman. He is the pseundonym fashioned by Stephen King to circumvent the conventional wisdom of the 1970's and 1980's that claimed that genre authors could release no more than one book per year.

      He was quite nearly named Gus Pillsbury after King's mother's father, but was ultimately named after Donald Westlake's pseudonym "Richard Stark" and the band Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

      Having published five novels, Bachman "died" in 1985 of "cancer of the pseudonym" after he was discovered, and his death served as the inspiraton for King's 1989 novel The Dark Half. Two further "trunk novels," written by Bachman, were "discovered" by Claudia and subsequently published; the first of them, The Regulators, was released in conjunction with Desperation, as the two books presented different versions of the same story and cast of characters.

      The second "trunk novel" was, in fact, a reworked manuscript that had been turned down by Doubleday in order to publish `Salem's Lot.

      Visit Richard Bachman's Booktopia Author Page


      ISBN: 9781444723557
      ISBN-10: 1444723553
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 352
      Published: 20th December 2012
      Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 13.1  x 2.2
      Weight (kg): 0.25
      Edition Number: 1