Don't be a.......

Discussion in 'Thinner' started by notebookgirl, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. notebookgirl
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    notebookgirl Well-Known Member

    OK, so I felt bad Thinner didn't have anything in it yet. The book is my favorite of the Bachman novels. I loved the book and I thought they did the movie well. I didn't read the book as Bachman novel though, I read it in paperback with Stephen King's name on the cover when I was younger.
    I did find it in the book club edition recently with no mention of King and "Bachman's photo." It's pretty cool. The message throughout the book I always thought is "Don't be a jerk because payback is hell."
  2. HollyGolightly
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    Of course, it was great - but I lost my copy before I finished! I was reading it on vacation in 1988 and we had a scary flight that got bumpy enough to make my book fly out of my hands - I was down to the last few chapters. I should find out what happens.
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  3. notebookgirl
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    notebookgirl Well-Known Member

    That stinks! Find the book for sure!
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    I hate that (some of) my kids have read this one now.. because at different times, they'll sneak up to me and run a (scary-assed) finger down my cheek, whispering.... "Theeeeeeeener".
    It's very dramatic... and so what if I'm a lil superstitious?! o_O :D
  5. doowopgirl
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    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I loved Thinner. I'm lucky enough to have a hard back copy with a picture of Richard Bachman and it's dedicated to his wife Claudia. I thought it was about taking responsibility when you do something wrong instead of hiding behind your priviledge.
  6. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...karma....(and pissed off gypsies)....*shudder*....
  7. AnnaMarie
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    I read it as a Bachman but knew it was a King.
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  8. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...that would be a cool title for a study of the King/Bachman dichotomy....
  9. HollyGolightly
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    Oh wow - I didn't know there was a release with some made up bio and pictures! How cool to own that! I'll be looking for it. By the time I read it, everyone knew it was King.
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  11. HollyGolightly
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    Well, this (Claudia Inez) makes a little more sense to me now. Thanks!
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