Elevation

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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.”


Elevation - Stephen King Summary

The elevation of a geographic location is its height above or below a fixed reference point, most commonly a reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface (see Geodetic datum § Vertical datum). The term elevation is mainly used when referring to points on the Earth's surface, while altitude or geopotential height is used for points above the surface, such as an aircraft in flight or a spacecraft in orbit, and depth is used for points below the surface. Elevation is not to be confused with the distance from the center of the Earth. Due to the equatorial bulge, the summits of Mount Everest and Chimborazo have, respectively, the largest elevation and the largest geocentric distance...


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Elevation - Stephen King Book Reviews (964)

Ccwrose

Quite a disappointment really2 star

I have loved everything I have read from this author until now. I don’t even know what to say about this very short book. It feels like an unfinished novel. It starts out very interesting but then just fizzles. I feel like I paid for a lot and got so little. 25

KidCadilac

Not so hot2 star

Interesting story but not scary or riveting in the least. Boring and PC, nothing like The King at his peak. 25

brennansgranmom

Good While It Lasted3 star

I enjoyed Kings’ Elevation but there seemed as if something were lacking. I loved the story line and I loved the ending. However, I would have enjoyed it all a lot more if it had been longer. I don’t mean “longer” in the sense of extra verbiage of no import. It struck me as a half hearted attempt at a “book”. Stephen King could have explored the plot quite a bit more. I think if he had of done that, fleshed out the characters more, and added to the story line, I would have probably rated it four or five stars. 35

Tyberiusk

Not worth the name of Stephen King2 star

This book starts out in a brilliant fashion. It slowly devolves in a mush of emotional mess. It saddens me that he could write a far better story to deliver his message. 25

Bdude24

Yawn1 star

Don’t waste your $ on this one. Lightweight and not much of a story. 15

Keith Sk.

Fantastic Story!5 star

While I have all of Steven Kings novels, this one turned out to be very special. While it is spooky, it is not scary. Still, it entertained me completely during the afternoon I read it. I very much recommend it, and dare I say it, yes I will. You will find it uplifting! 55

boughtanovelgotanovella

bought a novel5 star

got a novella 55

elise taylor

Meh2 star

This book started off great. I have loved almost everything SK has written through the years. Toward the end of this book, i realized that the main thing was not going to be explained. What a let down. Not much substance to this book in the end.. wish there had been a couple hundredmore pages. Sorry to say that this is one of those books that got published because of his fame and history only.. 25

stgoldb99

Elevation1 star

Very boring. Did not feellike Stephan King at all . 15

umadestars

Short and sweet4 star

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. 45


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