Elevation

Elevation Review

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.

Title:Elevation
Edition Language:English

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    Elevation Reviews

  • Emily May

    This was... really disappointing.I love a good Stephen King book. From the classics like The Shining and Carrie, to the recent The Outsider and Sleeping Beauties, I just think he's a really great ...

  • Matthew

    After a couple of recent monsters (both size of book and characters within), King gives us a novella that reads quickly and could easily been a part of a short story collection. In fact, I think it is...

  • Justin Tate

    Feel-good novel of the year? Here Stephen King steps aside from horror to write a poignant little novella on unity, tolerance and rising above the fray. Of course there is also a supernatural twist. F...

  • jessica

    IMPORTANT UPDATE: the fact that this won this years goodreads choice award for horror, when this book is NOT a horror story by any means (!!!!!), is the biggest scandal of 2018. dont @ me. for me, the...

  • Wil Wheaton

    There's some lovely language and imagery in this story, and the characters are all clearly defined. It's a fast and easy read, perfect for an hour or so in the park or on the beach.However, I can't re...

  • Lala BooksandLala

    I feel reinvigorated by this book. I haven't truly loved a short story by King like this in a hot minute, and its reminded me how his quieter novels can sometimes have the biggest impact on me. I reco...

  • Federico DN

    Sometimes people lose weight, sometimes weight loses you.In this novel we learn the story of "Deidre". A bitter rude woman with a soft spot for running. Athletic, iron willed, marathoner by nature. De...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    This is not a horror book. I don't know why it won the Goodreads Choice Awards in that category... well I do but I digress.(3 maybe?) A quick read that, while currently relevant with the political cli...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon

    I’m not going to mess around with this one: me and King are completely through. I’m going to keep my review short and simply say that he doesn’t work for me. I hate the way he writes. I hate the...

  • Johann (jobis89)

    "Everything leads to this, he thought. To this elevation."Scott Carey is steadily losing weight, but he doesn't look any different. To make things even weirder, he weighs the same in and out of clothe...