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Elevation de Stephen King
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Elevation (original: 2018; edição: 2018)

de Stephen King (Autor)

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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."… (mais)
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Título:Elevation
Autores:Stephen King (Autor)
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This was the first Stephen King book that I have read. I am not a fan of horror stories. What attracted me to this book was it’s brevity (146 pages), the book cover (very well done) and the summary on the book jacket. I liked the story. Man loses weight daily on scale but his body remains the same. No medical explanation for this phenomena.

As the countdown on his weight continues, he realizes that he wants to make changes. He takes up for two women restaurant owners who happen to be married to each other. He had a rocky start with them as their dog relieved itself in his yard. However through a series of good acts, he gains their trust and their thanks.

Time and age are countdowns for all of us. Scott Carey’s countdown is shown on the scale. Scott’s “Elevation" is very cleverly shown on the book cover as described at the end of the story. A very encouraging story of charity and tolerance in a very intolerant and homophobic country. ( )
  writemoves | Oct 26, 2021 |
With King it’s never about the plot for me. He has a way of creating characters, even in a novella like this, that make you feel invested in their lives. There’s nothing scary in this book, just a story about neighbors finding common ground and realizing life is too short for petty disputes.

“He thought he had discovered one of life's great truths (and one he could have done without): the only thing harder than saying goodbye to yourself, a pound at a time, was saying goodbye to your friends.”

“Life is what we make it and acceptance is the key to all our affairs.” ( )
  bookworm12 | Oct 23, 2021 |
This was a book I had a hard time putting down, and was excited to get back to it. The definition of a four star book, but I gave it one star. King did not come close describing the road race. Runners line up at the start by skill, not by number assigned. People do not get knocked around/shoved at start of races - it is civil. The farther back you are the slower the start but no worries about getting trampled or elbowed. When getting passed or passing the snide comments do not occur. And worst, the casualties described of people laying on the side of the course holding different body parts may happen in a horror novel, but not in a road race. Though I will admit there is pain... See https://mainrun.wordpress.com/ if interested.
1,654 members; 3.64 average rating; 10/11/2021 ( )
  mainrun | Oct 11, 2021 |
Wow, can't believe Stephen King single-handedly ended homophobia.

Was recommended this book after expressing my displeasure with King as a writer... got to say it didn't help any. I think I'm done with him, to be honest. ( )
  misslevel | Sep 22, 2021 |
Simple feel-good story. No more, no less. I liked the way he dealt with the same-sex married couple and the town's reaction to it. The character felt relatable, not because of the predicament he's in, but to the fact that he behaves in a particular way. You'll understand when you read. ( )
  bdgamer | Sep 10, 2021 |
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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."

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