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The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together—a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences.
Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.
In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade—but escalating—battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face–including his own—he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.
From Stephen King, our “most precious renewable resource, like Shakespeare in the malleability of his work” (The Guardian), Elevation is an antidote to our divisive culture, as gloriously joyful (with a twinge of deep sadness) as “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Divorced web designer Scott Carey is rapidly and mysteriously losing weight, with no corresponding change in his appearance; his response is one of ecstatic serenity, not fear or horror. Meanwhile, Castle Rock—Stephen King’s oft-revisited and unsettling imaginary Maine town—is roiled by a series of homophobic events, which capture Scott’s attention and inspire him to action. With Elevation, King once again demonstrates his intimate mastery of the preoccupations, rhythms, and absurdities of small-town American life. A departure from his usual nightmare-inducing surrealism, this buoyant novella reads like a fable, one that’s capable of lifting spirits and inspiring tears.
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Very disappointed. Less than 300 pages, cost $9.00 , very corny story and ending.
Good but different
King has quite the rapport and this book doens’t follow the “scary” genre you would be used to. Although short, I very much enjoyed the story. The amount of detail you get from King on each character made me feel like I knew them. Would recommend this book if you’re looking for something a little different.
Quite a disappointment really
I have loved everything I have read from this author until now. I don’t even know what to say about this very short book. It feels like an unfinished novel. It starts out very interesting but then just fizzles. I feel like I paid for a lot and got so little.