Elevation by Stephen King.
Any of you that know me, know, that Stephen King it one of my heroes, so I write this review with some sadness because it was such a disappointing read. With a cover price of 14.99 GBP it is seriously overpriced. Sadly the characters are stereotypes and the story lacks any impact. I only gave it the rating I did because it’s Kingy.
Honestly, I’d give this one a miss.
The Blurb –
Castle Rock is a small town, where word gets around quickly. That’s why Scott Carey wants to confide only in his friend Doctor Bob Ellis about his strange condition: he’s losing weight, without getting thinner, and the scales register the same when he is in his clothes or out of them, however heavy they are.
Scott also has new neighbours, who have opened a ‘fine dining experience’ in town, although it’s an experience being shunned by the locals; Deirdre McComb and her wife Missy Donaldson don’t exactly fit in with the community’s expectations. And now Scott seems trapped in a feud with the couple over their dogs dropping their business on his lawn. Missy may be friendly, but Deirdre is cold as ice.
As the town prepares for its annual Thanksgiving 12k run, Scott starts to understand the prejudices his neighbours face and he tries to help. Unlikely alliances form and the mystery of Scott’s affliction brings out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.