There comes a time when everyone has to deal with an uncontrollable catastrophe.In Stephen King's Thinner, Billy Halleck must try to take control of a disastrous situation that is not only unusual, it is also very shocking.Mr. Halleck is an average, caring father who works as a lawyer.However, Billy is also fifty pounds overweight, and according to Dr. Houston, should take up dieting.Unfortunately, a horrible series of events occur when Billy is involved in a traffic accident.Taduz Lemke, a mysterious Gypsy, (Who happens to be the father of the daughter killed in the accident.) has now cursed Billy, forcing him to lose weight at rapid and uncontrollable speed.No matter what amount of food Mr. Halleck eats, pounds continue to drop alarmingly.It is now up to Billy to track down the Gypsy who cursed him, and deal with the depressing emotions he and his family must face.It is almost impossible to deny the suspense that builds rapidly in Thinner, keeping you on the edge of your seat for long periods of time.In addition to this, character development and eerie descriptions never seem to escape your mind.In Thinner, Stephen King teaches us how friendship and family can make us feel happy when a crisis evolves.
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When Billyfirst realizes that he is strangely loosing weight, he then subsides into a state of denial.Rejection was clearly visible in Billy when he said to himself, "All that Gypsy said was thinner.He didn't say, By the power vested in me I curse you to lose six to nine pounds a week until you die."This denial forces Billy to believe that only logic and reason can explain what is happening to him.This is a major factor when it comes to King describing the feelings Halleck is experiencing.However, when Billy realizes that all the tests and doctors don't comprehend what is wrong with him, he begins to believe it wa…