Elevation

Elevation

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"Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine 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.""-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2018
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781982102319
1982102314
9781982102326
1982102322
Characteristics: 146 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm

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daysleeper236
Jan 20, 2019

A poignant little novel, beautifully written. Loved it.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Jan 17, 2019

Stephen King is known as the Master of Horror. This is not horror. Instead this is a quick little novella that takes us back to the ever familiar Castle Rock and a few of it's friendlier residents. I wouldn't necessarily call this an uplifting story... (he-he excuse the pun) but it was heartwarming in my opinion. I enjoyed it as a quick little story, nothing too special but worth it none the less.

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PearlyKayAm1
Jan 16, 2019

Short book, quick read, interesting premise, reasonably well developed characters.

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laphampeak
Jan 11, 2019

A book as light as its character, Scotty Carey, who methodically lost weight until he rose above -defying gravity. In the meantime he befriended his Lesbian neighbors who struggled and succeeded to be accepted in a conservative town.

mko123 Jan 09, 2019

This book is a little gem. He does deliver his supernatural, but in a cozy, small town setting . It will make your soul take flight.

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lesliegay
Jan 03, 2019

A very quick, light and charming read. Not horror at all. Just a sweet small-town story and the beauty of the unknown.

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janetnorm
Dec 30, 2018

This book is great fun. Like the Stephen King of old.

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jamesjohn25
Dec 29, 2018

I really liked this book. A short 1 hour read.

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autumnwind
Dec 27, 2018

Imagine my surprise, it read like Mitch Albom? What happen, atonement?

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Shellie1_us
Dec 26, 2018

I usually love SK writing but this was not a good novella. Not horror, perhaps Scifi, but not really telling the full story much like Gwenny's Button Box a novella that should have been a short story. His politics seem to be the main focus of the book, not the characters.

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ReadingAdviser_Sally Jan 17, 2019

Why feel bad about what you couldn’t change? Why not embrace it?”
― Stephen King, Elevation

ReadingAdviser_Sally Jan 17, 2019

“life is what we make it and acceptance is the key to all our affairs.”
― Stephen King, Elevation

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