Monday, November 26, 2018

Elevation; Stephen King


AUTHOR: Stephen King
PUBLISHER: Scribner
PUB. YEAR: 2018
SETTING:  Maine
FORMAT:  - library
RATING: 4/5 stars

Something is wrong with Scott Carey, divorced white male with a cat named Bill. He's steadily losing weight, even though you'd never know it by looking at him.  No matter how much he eats or how heavy his clothes are, when he gets on the scale his weight continues downward.  Even his retired doctor friend can't figure out what is going on. At this rate, soon there will be nothing left of him -- yes, he could be weightless.

In Scott's town of Castle Rock, Maine, there's something else going on as well. The locals are not tolerant of people who seem different. In this case it's Dee Dee and Missy, the married couple who just opened a new Mexican restaurant in town. The locals are avoiding the place and the couple's livelihood is being threatened. When Scott tries to befriend the women to show them that not everyone is trying to drive them out of town, his act of kindness has a profound impact.

A short, hopeful story (just 146 pages) - certainly not perfect but I enjoyed it.


21 comments:

  1. I think I'd like to give this one a try.

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  2. We always enjoy the krazy King.

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  3. Is it not unusual for him to write something so short?

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  4. I have this and plan to start it either today or tomorrow.

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  5. I didn't know King could be so brief!

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  6. I am always afraid to read King novels since they are mostly scary, but this one sounds less so.

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    1. Very unusual, but, it was nice to have a shorter and less scary work.

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  8. It was weird how this book came out of nowhere. No lead-up to it, just bam, Out. I have it but I haven't read it yet. I really prefer to be lost in one of his chunksters but I will for sure read this as soon as I am done with Sourdough.

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  9. Wow S. King wrote a short book? 146 pages must be his introduction right?

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  10. Short stories aren't my thing but I always buy/read Master King, he is the reason I love books/horror/reading. Very unusual for him though xxx

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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