Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Elevation by Stephen King

by Stephen King

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Published: 2018
Publisher: Scribner
Genre: Horror, Novella
Hardback: 146
Rating: 4

First sentence(s):
Scott Carey knocked on the door of the Ellis condo unit, and Bob Ellis (everyone in Highland Acres still called him Doctor Bob, although he was five years retired) let him in.

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.

My two-bits:

Gentle horror.

Loved the illustrations at the chapter headings.


  1. I’m so behind on reading Stephen King books. I want to read them all someday, but he writes faster than I can read! I’m happy you liked this one.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. Funny! I am trying a Stephen King novel at the moment myself...it has been many, many years since I tried

  3. I liked this one a lot. It's so different to anything else I've ever read.

  4. I may give this one a try since it's so short. I have a hard time with his big horror.


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