Elevation by Stephen King
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Scribner; First Edition edition (October 30, 2018)
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.
I’ve loved Stephen King’s books since Carrie but haven’t read one in a while. When I saw this book and read that it was different than his usual horror books, I decided to get a copy from my local library.
I really enjoyed this book and thought it was perfect for readers who don’t read King because they don’t like the horror aspect of his books. This is a perfect book for them, it has King’s gift for telling a great story without the scariness.
The book is only 160 pages and I could have easily read it in one sitting, but I had a lot to do the day I started it so it took me two for a total of about 3 hours.
I loved this book. The story was very different and kept me interested from the first paragraph. I really hope King decides to write more books like this. I would read every one.