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The Monkey Treatment

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Published (first published July 1983)

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Melli
May 10, 2013 Melli rated it really liked it
This short story is a nice creepy little tale that brings to mind the style of Stephen King. Its unique as well though, and quite memorable for me. An extremely obese man runs into an old friend at an all you can eat restaurant who used to be fatter than him but is now a gaunt shadow of his former self, yet the protagonist watches as his old pal puts stack after stack of ribs away like they're chips. His curiosity wins out and he sits down to see just what this man's secret is. His old pal looks ...more
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Shelves: horror
Breve incursione nell'horror che riesce a creare un giusto mix di atmosfere disturbanti e momenti ironici e quasi divertenti.
Samuel Rooke
Dec 09, 2016 Samuel Rooke rated it really liked it
A fantastic, very creepy short horror story by George R. R. Martin.

It features one of Martin’s most creative and freakiest ideas for a story, and some of Martin’s finest actual writing, in terms of prose. Here, his penchant for excessive food descriptions is the entire point of the story, as it revolves around an obese man, his obsessions, and his unorthodox attempt to lose weight.

The story never lets up, always escalating, and always getting eerier. It’s a twisted, sickening story at times, bu
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Jul 25, 2016 Frozenwaffle rated it really liked it
Very Stephen King-like, in a good way! it reminded me of "Quitters, Inc.". One of the best Martin short stories I've read, wish I could find more of his weird fiction.
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George R. R. Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies,
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