27 October, 2021

Elevation by Stephen King - [Book Review]


 Book Details:

Title: Elevation

Author: Stephen King

Genre: Thriller, Lesbian Fiction

Publisher: Scribner

Print length: 146 pages

Source: A copy from the local library

Blurb :

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.

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My Review :

Which Book lover doesn't know Stephen King and his thrilling stories? But, this might not be his most popular work.

The Elevation is the story of Scott who experiences continuous weight loss without the effect of showing off physically. At this age, many would have dreamed of this!

As he is perplexed with his weight loss, he doesn't waste his time while his weight is racing to zero. As a good samaritan in the Conservative town of Castle Rock, he does something to make everyone respect the Lesbian couple and their restaurant. 

There isn't much else other than this in the story. Why does he mystically lose his weight? what triggered it? Why gravity of the Earth completely ignores him? There are no answers in the book.

Yes, it's a mystery unsolved by the end of the book. That made me give less rating.

The narrative is good, the characters are great (not many). The book cover is perfect and the title is apt. 

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About the Author:

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His first crime thriller featuring Bill Hodges, MR MERCEDES, won the Edgar Award for best novel and was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award. Both MR MERCEDES and END OF WATCH received the Goodreads Choice Award for the Best Mystery and Thriller of 2014 and 2016 respectively.

King co-wrote the bestselling novel Sleeping Beauties with his son Owen King, and many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films and television series including The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and It.

King was the recipient of America's prestigious 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for distinguished contribution to American Letters. In 2007 he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife Tabitha King in Maine.

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