Elevation - Stephen King

Elevation

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2018-10-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 466 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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.”

Amazon/iTunes Reviews

  • Short and sweet

    4
    By umadestars
    This was more like a short story than a novel. I read it in 2-3 hours. Nevertheless it was perfect for what it was. A feel good story that I shared with others.
  • Elevation

    1
    By rrtthh
    Horrible book. No story, no significance.
  • Lost cause

    1
    By Dondog71
    Just like King’s political views, this book is crap.
  • Total waste of money

    1
    By i hate kidzbop
    This is nothing more than an average short story. Total waste of time and money. Can’t believe Mr. King would have felt compelled to publish this. Far below his standards.
  • Short Read, but Worth It

    5
    By wingrider54
    A small town with built in prejudices comes together and overcomes their differences with the help of a man with an amazing condition that makes his end a sad, but wondrous event.
  • I LOVE THIS BOOK

    5
    By wwwaaaaarrriiooooo
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  • Humanity Wins...

    5
    By Hadman369
    A story of courage and caring - a vernacular masterpiece. Thanks for keeping it simple - always wins the day. Thank you from Damariscotta, Maine.
  • Not this books fault

    1
    By ARandomInternetDweller
    I wanted to start reading from iBooks but this book was “formatted incorrectly” and even after uninstalling it and reinstalling it still doesn’t work, other than the fact I can’t read it, it does look good
  • TOUCHING

    5
    By juliusa
    Again Mr. King touches the heart. A beautiful ode to what matters in life. Expect to shed a tear. Read it.
  • Excellent read

    5
    By Boolreader1109
    Loved it.

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