Sunday, April 15, 2012
Constant Reading Project: Thinner
Released: Nov. 19, 1984
Screen adaptations: 1996, directed by Tom Holland
Connections to other works: none.
Look at that release date. Now go back to the intro I wrote for The Talisman. Notice anything? I'll give you a second...
Welcome back. Did you see it? Yes, these two books were released eleven days apart. So how could they be written by the same guy?
Thinner is the first Bachman book on our list. Officially, it's the fifth Bachman book published, but we'll be reading the other four as part of the Bachman Books collection, released about a year after Thinner, after King was revealed to be Richard Bachman.
I'm not going to say anything else about this book. I will mention that my wife recently read it. Maybe I'll get her to talk about it.