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The Green Mile movie...I'm still working up the nerve to watch it. I've seen it before, and cried the majority of the time...
A truly great movie.
Must admit I can't see that small of writing right now. Seeing everything thru one eye.
Here you go, Lin--I typed it out for you so you can see it.
As the publisher of some of the finest horror books ever written, it takes a lot to get me excited about a new horror writer. Such a writer has now appeared. In March, Richard Bachman sent me his fourth novel. Richard is a good writer whose novels have been published in Signet paperback editions over the past several years. Since he has not been a horror writer, Richard advised me in his covering letter that I would be in for a surprise when I read his new manuscript.
It had a short title. THINNER.
From the first page I was immediately hooked. Set in a small town in Connecticut, it is about a perfectly ordinary man, Billy Halleck, a lawyer, with a nice wife and an attractive teen-aged daughter, whose world turns suddenly and irrevocably upside down. In an unforgettable scene, Billy's car strikes and kills an old woman in his home town. She's a gypsy, and it wasn't really Billy's fault, was it? So why does he start to lose weight? Dangerous amounts of weight, even though he eats more and more!
There is no medical explanation; they say it's all in his mind. But it isn't his mind that is wasting away; it's his body. And Billy knows only one man can stop it--the old gypsy who touched and cursed him, mysteriously uttering the word, "Thinner." Billy, in desperation, realizes he must find that gypsy, and it becomes a race against time.
What happens is most unexpected, and all I can guarantee is that after you read this chilling, compelling page-turner of a novel, you will never think about dieting again.
All of us at NAL were so excited by this book that we decided it deserved a hardcover launch. So therefore we are doing this special ABA edition of THINNER so that you can have the opportunity to share our enthusiasm. We have big plans in store for it, with a 50,000-copy first printing and a $50,000 ad budget.
Richard Bachman is an incredibly talented writer, and THINNER is a riveting novel that gives a new meaning to the word "horror." Read it and enjoy.
Thank-you Marsha. That was sweet of you.
That is the coolest thing ever! Yay! Jealous!
Awww M, you're the very best! xox
Expect no less.
Thank you so much for that, Marsha!
You guys are all so awesome.
A copy of Joyland for my mother in law for Christmas. She loves to read and I think she will appreciate the hard crime title.
OK, so I promised myself I would buy some SK merch when I got the new job. Well, I bought a traveler's Coffee mug "All Hail the Crimson King" and a regular mug, "Constant Reader" Since I had no commute, I didn't need a travel mug at my old job. So excited to put some coffee in that on my first day because it will make the trip better! I was actually temped to get a SKMB shirt. I think it would be funny. Everyone would have no idea. I missed the Needful Things design, so mad at myself. I was waiting though, I didn't want to jinx myself and buy too early. No more buying....of course, I said this before.....
No more buying! What? Good luck, I can't stop myself.
I'm getting my brother Lisey's Story for Christmas
I saw the pictures on the old site Lin - very impressive collection!
Well, shame on me. I went to my favorite used bookstore. Spent $10. and bought The second King quiz book,pb. Dolans Cadillac on CD,Then I bought a couple I didn't need. Danse Macabre 2 copies,pb and Fear itself(The Early works of stephen king)pb
Wow - all that in one store? I hear there's a great used bookstore in Knoxville - I need to go out that way sometime. Yesterday I got The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon in hardcover for $2.99. I had it years ago in a mass market pb, but I usually give those away, they don't keep well. I need to take a look and see if it's a first edition.
Yes the store has lots of books,movies, audios,dvd,cassettes and more.
Got my hardcover from cemetary Dance.Turn down the Lights -Richard Chizmar . Has kings story Summer thunder.