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"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, 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2018
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781982102319
Branch Call Number: F KIN
Characteristics: 146 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Geyer, Mark - Illustrator


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MGBustillo Jan 23, 2019

King is great at the short story format which this mirrors very well. Do not be disappointed that it is not horror. Great scene of a marathon that pivots the story and develops that characters well.

Jan 20, 2019

A poignant little novel, beautifully written. Loved it.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Jan 17, 2019

Stephen King is known as the Master of Horror. This is not horror. Instead this is a quick little novella that takes us back to the ever familiar Castle Rock and a few of it's friendlier residents. I wouldn't necessarily call this an uplifting story... (he-he excuse the pun) but it was heartwarming in my opinion. I enjoyed it as a quick little story, nothing too special but worth it none the less.

Jan 16, 2019

Short book, quick read, interesting premise, reasonably well developed characters.

Jan 11, 2019

A book as light as its character, Scotty Carey, who methodically lost weight until he rose above -defying gravity. In the meantime he befriended his Lesbian neighbors who struggled and succeeded to be accepted in a conservative town.

mko123 Jan 09, 2019

This book is a little gem. He does deliver his supernatural, but in a cozy, small town setting . It will make your soul take flight.

Jan 03, 2019

A very quick, light and charming read. Not horror at all. Just a sweet small-town story and the beauty of the unknown.

Dec 30, 2018

This book is great fun. Like the Stephen King of old.

Dec 29, 2018

I really liked this book. A short 1 hour read.

Dec 27, 2018

Imagine my surprise, it read like Mitch Albom? What happen, atonement?

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ReadingAdviser_Sally Jan 17, 2019

Why feel bad about what you couldn’t change? Why not embrace it?”
― Stephen King, Elevation

ReadingAdviser_Sally Jan 17, 2019

“life is what we make it and acceptance is the key to all our affairs.”
― Stephen King, Elevation

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