Elevation

Elevation

Book - 2018
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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.
Publisher: New York, New York ; Toronto : Scribner, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781982102319
Characteristics: 146 pages :,illustrations ;,19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Geyer, Mark - Illustrator

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_McGeek_ Feb 13, 2019

This book was positive, uplifting (thus the title), had interesting characters and a great premise. It was also so short you really have nothing to loose committing to reading it! I'd recommend if you're looking for something quick, light and interesting.

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krsbozo
Feb 04, 2019

This is a quick read. It's short, about 150 pages, and it's a small book. It's set in Castle Rock, and has elements of the supernatural, but is not a horror book. The premise is that a 42-year old man is losing weight, but not mass. Odd. It's mostly about intolerance, in this case the narrow-minded views against single-sex marriage that pervades the small town. Goodness and hope win out over hatred in this book, so it feels hopeful.

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KariLynnL
Jan 31, 2019

This not horror genre at all. It is a short novel which is pretty boring and predictable.

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Dlbrownlow
Jan 28, 2019

Nice short story. Not drawn out, like many of King's books. I enjoyed this book, and the ideas behind it.

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SAPL454
Jan 24, 2019

This novel is a written masterpiece , especially from a renown author who always intrigues the reader to desire more from what he depicts in his storytelling.

MGBustillo Jan 23, 2019

King is great at the short story format which this mirrors very well. Do not be disappointed that it is not horror. Great scene of a marathon that pivots the story and develops that characters well.

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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.

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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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