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Thinner
Thinner | Richard Bachman
For use in schools and libraries only. After an old gypsy woman is killed by his car, lawyer Billy Halleck is stricken with a flesh-wasting malady and must undertake a nightmarish journey to confront the forces of death.
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Twainy
Thinner | Richard Bachman
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I was watching Jake & Fine talk on BookTube about Stephen King‘s Bachman books when this one came up. I enjoyed this one so I found an inexpensive used edition to cover & add to my library. There‘s a little shelf wear but it‘s usable. 😁 August purchase.

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guidosophia
Thinner | Richard Bachman
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i gotta be real, i did not like this at all. just filled with racist stereotypes and honestly boring. plus stephen king giving himself a little shoutout under his pen name???? shut up

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aperfectmjk
Thinner | Richard Bachman
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Here's one I haven't watched in a while. Apparently AMC is having a Stephen King marathon today. Yes please! 😁

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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ValerieAndBooks
Thinner | Richard Bachman
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Yes, I‘m a cover snob (usually). So is younger son. I ordered Thinner from Book Outlet but the cover (left) was not 1) what was shown on their website and 2) not in good shape (should have been sold as a scratch and dent at a lower price). I expressed my disappointment, they refunded me partially, and I used that refund towards a reasonably priced first edition (5th printing) from eBay 🙂. We‘ll keep the PB as a reading copy for now.

ValerieAndBooks I read this long ago, way back in HS, but as a mass market PB I no longer have! 1y
Ruthiella Excellent compromise. If you collect an author‘s work, I think it‘s a good idea to invest in hardcovers. 1y
Leftcoastzen Love the original Thinner cover. I wish all vendors would post photo of the actual book you are getting,many people looking for a specific edition of the book. 1y
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ValerieAndBooks @Ruthiella as long as they‘re affordable , for sure 😊 . When I was looking at Thinner on eBay, I was shocked at some of the prices for “Carrie” 😳. At the very least, find/get a cover that we like 😂. 1y
ValerieAndBooks @Leftcoastzen Right?! Sometimes it‘s like the lottery. As far as Book Outlet goes, I know not to have high expectations as they‘re a bargain/remainder outlet, but the two factors (cover and condition) combined irked me. 1y
Reggie I kind of really like the one on the left vs the one on the right. 1y
ValerieAndBooks @Reggie I‘d be happy to send it along to you if you don‘t mind it already being slightly beat up! Let me know. 1y
Nute This very same thing happened to me when I was looking for a particular edition of Sense and Sensibility. I was overjoyed when I finally located it. Couldn‘t wait to order it. Then when I opened the package...🤯😤😡 1y
ValerieAndBooks @Nute how frustrating 😡! Hope you were able to return it without any issues. 1y
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jackilynn
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Whose going to tell him?!
😂😂😂

vivastory 😂 2y
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LiterallyLiterary
Thinner | Stephen King
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A fantastic story, King does it again with his excellent use of dread. Right from the beginning, the reader understands what's going to happen but how will it end?

#StephenKing
#Dread
#Horror

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Addison_Reads
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#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Anyone want some pie? 😉

This book was an excellent read that I started early on a rainy day and couldn't put it down until I finished it. Billy starts losing weight and doesn't know why. As the story unfolds we find out Billy has been cursed, but he isn't the only one. 💀

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Elizabeth2 My son received this book for Christmas (it was on his list). I don‘t think he‘s started it yet though. He is 14 and loves Stephen King (in an effort to raise readers, we rarely censor our kids‘ reading). 2y
Addison_Reads @Elizabeth2 my parents didn't censor what I read either and I became a King fan around that age as well. I hope he enjoys it as much as I did. 2y
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BookishRedhead
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Might be my final book of the year.
Of course it begins with Gypsies.
Wasn't sure about it when I started but I enjoyed it.
Intense

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Eggs
Thinner | Stephen King
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Overweight Billy Halleck seriously enjoys living his life of upper-class excess. He‘s got it all­—an expensive home in Connecticut, a loving family…but when he strikes and kills a jaywalking old woman crossing the street, Halleck gets off with a slap on the wrist by using his connections. The victim‘s father puts a curse on Billy-he gets so thin so fast, he might disappear... #dragmetohell #horrorseason @Klou

Klou Oh my gosh, this sounds horrible yet I really want to read it! 😂 2y
Eggs Yes, read it !!!!! @klou. 💗SK 2y
Klou @Eggs I definitely will!! 2y
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Dan_1988
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One of my birthday presents 😊. #stephenking. #bookish. I‘ve been waiting for this for a while.

CaliforniaCay Happy Birthday 🥳 2y
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 2y
Dan_1988 @CaliforniaCay @JessClark78 thank you very much 😊x 2y
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TheNeverendingTBR
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I'm back! ?‍♂️

Billy, a overweight lawyer who one night while driving home runs over an gypsy woman, he's brought to trial but is acquitted because he's friends with the judge. While leaving the courthouse, an old gypsy man brushes his hand on Billy's cheek and whispers "thinner." From that moment onwards Billy starts to rapidly lose weight until his clothes are falling off him, I'll leave it there - that's all I'm going to say. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Curiouser_and_curiouser I read this 30 years ago in high school. Loved it. 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @Curiouser_and_curiouser I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, have you seen the movie adaptation? I've yet to watch that, I love watching the adaptations after reading a King book. 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Hi @TheNeverendingTBR possibly but if I did it was years ago. Yes, I'm always chasing movies or series of books I've just read. 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @Curiouser_and_curiouser A couple of my favourite adaptations of Kings work would be the TV series of 'salems Lot from 1978 with David Soul; that was just perfect and captured the atmosphere of the book perfectly. Another one would be the adaptation of the short story '1408' I recommend both! 🙋‍♂️ 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser @TheNeverendingTBR oh wow! They sound like great recommendations, I'll make a note, then I'll have to get hold of the books before I do any watching. Thanks so much! 2y
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NatalieR
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Finally read this after having seen the movie several times. The book is so much better than the movie. I highly recommend this one! #MountTBR

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty photo 💜 3y
BiblioLitten The other day I read an article about Stephen King/Richard Bachman and how the pseudonym came about. Interesting! 3y
NatalieR @BiblioLitten It is interesting how it came about. 3y
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kable
Thinner | Stephen King
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Not quite as good as other King books bit definitely worth reading

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dev45
Thinner | Stephen King
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Last day of Christmas break and I can't put this book down!
#thriller #stephenking #richardbachman #thinner

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Jadams1776
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Another book finished. #24B42020

+16 for a #TBRRead #WinterGames #MerryReaders

Andrew65 Superb time. 👏👏👏 3y
Clwojick 16 pt 3y
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Oryx
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Christmas reading. Probably not the best choice of book, ahead of a week of eating...

MidnightBookGirl Lol, I swear I eat more when I read books about weight loss, so this is kind of the perfect pairing! 3y
squirrelbrain 🤣🤣 3y
Zelma 😳😂 3y
Cathythoughts A week of eating is definitely coming up ..... I love Christmas dinner & all the sweets & cheese & everything ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
LeahBergen 😂😂 3y
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KennethTolesJr
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What can I say? It's a King novel. There a few parts in there that I felt didn't need to be there, but I think we can all agree that King usually does that; it doesn't stop us from getting the next one, does it? Lol. This book is great. The ending, I felt, was phenomenal. I had a different thought going through my head, so I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. Definitely a 6 out of 5.

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KennethTolesJr
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I'm officially in I'm-finishing-this-book-tonight-by-any-means mode.

#StephenKing fanatic.
#Thinner
#LateReads
#horror
#greatread

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KennethTolesJr
Thinner | Stephen King
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I would like to announce that I am no longer going to accept "fat, big, heavy," etc. as accurate descriptions of who I am. I am now going to be known to be:

"Physically Substantial."

Thank you, Mr. King. This is why you're the best. Lol

TheBookAddict 😂 👍🏽 3y
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TheBookAddict
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Reading time with the hubby! I read Thinner many years ago when I was still a teenager and I told @KennethTolesJr that he needed to read it a while back. He‘s finally reading it!!! He‘s a King fan, so I‘m sure he‘ll enjoy it. 🤣

💕🧔🏾📖 📖👩🏻‍🦱💕

KennethTolesJr I'm sure he...I...will too. 🤪 3y
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flying_monkeys
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Treat @4thhouseontheleft

Years ago, after I read Thinner, I couldn't eat strawberry pie made by anyone but me. Too risky.

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Bookwormjillk
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This one starts off with a pretty devastating spell.

(And I promise not all of my photo prompts this month will be Stephen King books 😜)

#ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick 😂😂 3y
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Auntynanny
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I watched the movie for this years ago and have been meaning to read the book ever since. Like many of Stephen King's stories, the book went more in-depth than the movie. This is one of the books he wrote under the pen name “Richard Bachman.“ At one point in the novel a character even said something along the lines of: “This sounds like a Stephen King book.“

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BookwormAHN
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I really enjoyed this book. Bachman + gypsy curse = an insane tale. I admit the ending was somewhat predictable. Also my guess is that Thinner really influenced the movie Drag Me To Hell. #losersclub
Third book for #SummersEndReadathon @Clwojick
Seventh (I think) for #BFCr3 #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

Clwojick 🙌 3y
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DGRachel
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Welcome to the #LosersClub open discussion for #Thinner!

Please be mindful of spoilers. We have new readers to King who haven‘t read all of his books. When referencing his other work, please keep this in mind for our new-to-King friends. Don‘t forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

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DGRachel
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AAAHHH!!! I‘m so sorry for being super late (again). I don‘t know how y‘all tolerate me. Discussion starts NOW!
#LosersClub

Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a SPOILER. Find the post for #Thinner & tap "show me" on the spoiler tag to join in the discussion. Join in whenever you can! Today. Tomorrow. Next month! The post will always be up so just tag any of us & we‘ll jump in to discuss with you. See you there!

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KennethTolesJr
Thinner | Stephen King

So... Ladies and Gents, I have a question.

I've started three books, but because of school, I stopped all three. I want to focus on one at a time and finish them now that I'm done with school. Can you help with the order, please?

Thinner by Stephen King
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Fear the Sky by Stephen Moss (audiobook narrated by RC Bray)

The poll ends at 2:17pm Central time.

Thanks!!!

vivastory 1) Slaughter-House 5 2) Thinner 3) Fear the Sky 3y
sprainedbrain I would go by page length. Shortest to longest... that‘s how I get things done. 😂 3y
TheBookAddict 1- Fear the Sky 2- Thinner 3- Slaughter- House 5 3y
KennethTolesJr @vivastory @sprainedbrain @TheBookAddict So, I took what all three of you said into consideration, and it actually comes out to being Fear the Sky, Thinner, then Slaughterhouse-Five. This is because Fear The Sky has the least amount of pages left to be read, which means it has two votes for first. Then, Thinner got two votes for second. Thanks Peeps!! 3y
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Eggbeater
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#Thinner #LosersClub @DGRachel I think I might have a really early edition of Thinner. It still claims Richard Bachman is a different person and has a fake pic.

I liked the book. I couldn't help it, but I would be interested to hear how Romani people feel about it.

DGRachel That‘s wild! Yes, you must have a really early copy. 😍 3y
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j9brown
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Not a favorite. I'm bummed because I loved some of his other books he wrote as Bachman (Running Man and The Long Walk were both excellent). This was a little boring, the main character kind of bland and unlikable, and a lot of the actual action happened "offscreen" and was described later.
Oh well. They can't all be winners.

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daena
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Poolside with Uncle Stevie #losersclub #constantreader

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DGRachel
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I‘m so sorry #LosersClub. I did the graphics on the 18th so I‘d be ready to go on the 19th and then totally forgot. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Anywho....our next book is a #bachmanbook: #Thinner. So get reading and check back in on or about August 18th for open discussion. I‘ll be #ghosthosting as usual. #Thinner #LosersClub #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion #RichardBachman #BachmanBooks

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Tigerprincess
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I am starting to love it more. Halfways there!!! Oh thinner💜💜.

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DGRachel
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Last King related post for the day - apologies for spamming your feeds. Just a reminder that July‘s #losersclub read is #Thinner! Buy, borrow, or beg your copy and check back in next month when we begin reading this one. Discussion will be on or about August 18th. I‘ll be #ghosthosting this one, but everyone is welcome to join in!

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LiterRohde
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“Just that one word, sent on the wafting, cloying sweetness of his breath. ‘Thinner.‘ [T]he old Gypsy reaches out and caresses his cheek with one twisted finger. His lips spread open like a wound, showing a few tombstone stumps poking out of his gums. His tongue squirms between them and then slides out to slick his grinning, bitter lips.”

#WanderingJune | 8: #GypsyRoad

📷: Made with Typorama

BarbaraBB This is the one he wrote under a pseudonym I learned from @TrishB yesterday. I wonder why? I‘m not such a SK fan but this sounds interesting. 3y
LiterRohde @BarbaraBB He was writing more than his publisher was willing to put out (one book a year) so he wrote as Richard so he could publish more books. I believe he published 4 books as Bachman he had previously written but not yet published, and then wrote and published Thinner as Bachman, before killing him off (being found out). King then “found” two more books after Bachman‘s death and published them posthumously. (edited) 3y
BarbaraBB Wow, such a good story! Thx! 3y
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LiterRohde @BarbaraBB I‘m sure that was probably too much information. Or at least more than you wanted. I tend to go overboard when explaining things. 3y
BarbaraBB Absolutely not!!! 3y
TheSpineView 🤩 3y
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TrishB
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#gypsyroad #wanderingjune
This one features a gypsy curse.

Cinfhen Someone posted a SK book by the same title earlier this week. 3y
TrishB @Cinfhen it‘s the same book 😁 he published it first under this pseudonym and then under his own name. This is the original publication! 3y
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Ms_T This has been on my must read list forever! 3y
Areader2 Oh wow I forgot I read this years ago! 3y
ladym30 This was creepy, and I enjoyed it! 3y
BarbaraBB Cool cover! 3y
TrishB @Ms_T I think it‘s a good read 👍🏻 3y
TrishB @Areader2 @ladym30 a good read 👍🏻 3y
Reggie Why don‘t you eat your own pie? 3y
TrishB @Reggie 😁😁 3y
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ReadingOver50
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I didn‘t like the ending. After all Billy goes through I wanted more for him. I loved the gangster character. He added a fun tone to the book. There is more to this story than I remembered. I enjoyed reading it very much.

Did anyone else notice the face in the apple? It took me awhile to see it 😀

OwlReader Thanks for the follow!! 4y
Henrik_Madsen That was one creepy book when I read it 25 years ago. Does it hold up well? I remember some rather strong prejudices against Romas / Gypsies that I would be surprised to see in a book published today. 4y
ReadingOver50 @Henrik_Madsen yes it was great. Really creepy. Still prejudiced but most of King‘s older books are. 3y
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HorrorThriller
Thinner | Richard Bachman

“It just...it seems hard to say anything that isn't the wrong thing.“

Story of my life... You?

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ReadingOver50
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Aaawww, Waldenbooks. I miss you.

Geeklet Right? My Mom would taken me to Waldenbooks every other Saturday for my biweekly fix of The Babysitters Club. Good times! 4y
Traci1 That was my first bookstore experience. I miss it. 4y
JamieArc I‘m pretty sure that 25% of the books I own at home are from when they closed and had their books ridiculously discounted! 4y
Nerdfins I loved going to Waldenbooks as a kid! 😭 4y
Shvonne Waldenbooks was my favorite mall store. 4y
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dariazeoli
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My #chronologicalkingread continues with an audio read of a Bachman book. I still like the story (I‘ve read it before), but the musical interludes between chapters are getting on my nerves!

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MaddestMax
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Doing a read through of King‘s work is a task. He‘s not my favorite author. He has some great books. Annnnd he has some dogs. This is in between. There‘s some great storytelling and there‘s some very lazy plot holes. It‘s that book where you just think, “why would you do it that way” the whole way through. Not feeling more complete having read this.

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MaddestMax
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Continuing my SK biblio read through with this classic. So far, I‘m really enjoying the writing. Fast, pulpy, clever SK. Image credit: Vince Locke

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TorieStorieS
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This was a Christmas gift to my dad, but he promptly handed it back to me to read (I give him books all year long that I have read and then for birthdays and holidays, I give him new books that he will read first and pass back to me to read!). But after some health issues earlier this month, he has rapidly lost a lot of weight so we have been joking about this book that neither of us have read! Seeing him later today, and looking forward to it!

Reggie I love this. I hope he is getting better. 4y
TorieStorieS Thanks, @Reggie - he is feeling a lot better though not completely out of the woods yet! 4y
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AmCheri
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Read this many years ago and it was one of my faves. Now I‘m listening to the audiobook after my 14 year-old son told me he‘s reading it now. His second King book.

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SqueakyChu
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Sorry! As much as I love reading works by Stephen King, this book did not do the trick for me. I read 90 pages and bailed. I found the story boring.

LittlePixels Same here! I read this back when it came out, and I don't remember disliking it. Honestly, it had been so long that I didn't remember much at all, so I tried a re-read, but couldn't get through it. It was awful! 4y
SqueakyChu @LittlePixels My husband had already read it. He told me that he liked it. When I asked him about it, he couldn‘t remember anything about the story at all! 😃 Both of us are pretty die-hard Stephen King fans. (edited) 4y
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SqueakyChu
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I know Halloween is over, but I was in the mood to read another #horror novel. It‘s always fun to reach for a Stephen King novel when I feel that way!

rather_be_reading hve u seen the movie? 4y
SqueakyChu @rather_be_reading No, I haven‘t seen the movie, but I‘d never read the book AFTER having seen the movie! 😲 4y
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rohit-sawant
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This was the first thing that came to mind.
#IPutASpellOnYou
#OctoberXFiles
@Cinfhen @Robothugs

LeahBergen Good one! 👏🏻 4y
Robothugs Confession: I have not read any Stephen King novels. I have several friends who are mad at me but not enough to not be my friend anymore over this. 😂 But I trust your taste and so I‘ll go with @LeahBergen ‘s opinion! 4y
Cinfhen If @LeahBergen gave you a round of applause then it‘s a pick from me too!!!! 4y
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rohit-sawant @LeahBergen Thanks! 😊 4y
rohit-sawant @Robothugs I think it's great that you haven't read him yet. I'm always envious of anyone who has yet to discover Stephen King since they'll be experiencing his stories for the first time! His short story collection Night Shift is a great place to start. Hope you check him out soon! 4y
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen Thanks! 😃 🙌🏼 4y
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madamereadsalot1
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Last day of #sisforseptember is #skinny and I think this story has weight loss covered pretty well. 😆
@CaliforniaCay

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JacintaMCarter
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minkyb One of my favorites! 4y
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