“A dose of much-needed optimism from an unexpected source.”
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…
Elevation is the newest novel from Stephen King. At first glance, you might not think much of this little book due to its size. But trust me, even though it may be much smaller than the average Stephen King novel, it sure does a hell of a job bringing out everything you know and love about Stephen King’s work. Even those of you who may not necessarily be fans of Mr. King will find enjoyment with this story.
What makes this such a fun and interesting story is the characters and how well they’re constructed. There are only a few main ones, but they’re so well done that by the time you’re done reading, you feel like you know them personally. You root for them and want nothing more than for them to succeed. This is a wonderful example of a writer getting the reader invested in the characters.
Like I said before, this isn’t quite what you would expect when it comes to a Stephen King novel. First, it’s not very long—which is kind of a nice change-of-pace for people who are familiar with his work. You know, the giant doorstops that take months to read!
Second, there’s also no kind of horror aspect to this story. Yes, there’s a strange occurrence going on, but no one’s getting chased by monsters or getting killed in horrific ways. This is a good book to give to someone who says they’re not into Stephen King because they dislike horror.
The idea itself is pretty cool. The main character keeps losing weight but never changes in his physical appearance. During the turbulent times we’re living in, real life often seems scarier than anything you might find in a Stephen King story. But what’s nice about this novel is how it shows what the world can be like if we all acted like good neighbors. We could all accomplish so much if we were all a little bit nicer to each other.
That’s where this book really shines. It’s a dose of much-needed optimism from an unexpected source.
I’m giving Elevation…
5 Out Of 5 Whiskey Shots
Written by: Stephen King
Published by: Scribner