Feb 06, 11
Read from January 18 to February 06, 2011
** spoiler alert **
The book thinner provides two things. The first thing is a very intriguing story about a previously overweight man, Bill Halleck, who committed manslaughter against an old gypsy woman. As a result, her father (over 100) put a curse on him to make him thinner overtime. Desperate to trace the gypsies, Bill leaves his worried family and zig-zags his way up North (from Connecticut to Maine) and eventually locates them. The rest of the book consists of him, his New York gangster friend and their struggle to convince the old gypsy to remove the curse. Secondly, the book sent out the perceptive debate of whether justice is appropriate to establish equilibrium amongst society or as little people as possible should get hurt. The old gypsy believed in justice (Bill did not) to which he may have removed the curse from Bill, but Bill had to transfer the curse to someone else. The book seems to have been written to provoke interesting moral thoughts from the reader. Overall, I enjoyed the Book, although I think Stephen King has written even more thought-provoking and interesting stories.