After a car accident leading to a fatality, the main character, Billy, has a gypsy curse placed on him. An old Gypsy man whispers one word in Billy's ear: Thinner. As an obese lawyer from Maine, he thinks nothing of it when he starts losing weight. He keeps losing and losing until it reaches an unhealthy point. Meanwhile, he is trying to find the Gypsy man to reverse the curse.
I have to say that a good portion of people who read this book entertain the thought that they wish weight loss was that easy. That being said, I think Stephen King does a great job of showing how unhealthy Billy gets. He reaches a point in where he scares kids as a walking skeleton.
I thought the book was going to end one particular way and it turns out I was wrong. I'm not disappointed in the ending, but it happened so quickly. It just kinda ended. The book was good. I would definitely recommend it, but I feel like it was lacking the language creativity that I love so much from King. The ending was a little surprising and short. Thinking back, there was a lot of stuff that I wasn't expecting... In a good way. I would recommend reading it so you can be surprised too.
Overall, this is a book about a Gypsy curse and the man who tries to justify his actions and reverse the curse. If you're looking for an entertaining read, you've found it!