Elevation, a Novel, by Stephen King


Stephen King in talking about this book said it was “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.” The book is only 146 pages long and has no blood or monsters.

Scott Carey, the main character, is a big guy at 240 pounds, but when we meet him, he has begun losing weight, a few pounds every day. After 28 pounds he tells his doctor friend about it. His body size and appearance doesn’t change and no matter what clothes he puts on or what weight he is carrying in his hands or pockets his weight doesn’t change.

His outlook doesn’t suffer, and he reaches out to help his neighbors two lesbians whom he has been trying to make friends with. He also wants t help his town. He is just a nice guy. O yes and a couple of political side bar comments are in the dialog for no real reason.

So how do you write a review of this book without adding spoilers. The answer is you don’t. Interesting plot. You don’t want to put it down well written.