Chosen as our January book club read… small in size but it is King.. and our adventure began…
Scott Carey has always been a big man but something is changing. He doesn’t know why, but he is losing weight. Not in the usual… clothes are getting lose, change in appetite and diet or even illness… Scott was losing weight according to the scale but his outer appearance looked the same. He can be fully dressed with rolls of quarters in his pockets or stripped down to just his boxers and the scale would read the same.
As the scale seemed to dip a couple of pounds a day no matter what he ate he knew that whatever was going on, he knew he did not want to be poked and prodded. He trusts a handful of people with his secret, and chooses whatever this is, he is going to make the most of it and he wonders what happens when he reaches 0.
Confession: I like to sink into a book. I like to spend time with the characters, getting to know them and developing the scene. While Elevation, in its short stature (146 pages) does a good job on putting together a cast you want to know more about – you do end up feeling a little short changed (pun intended) as the story moves along as rapidly as Scott’s weight loss.
In the end, it is a good read – but not a great read. King Fans, by all mean read it, yet go in looking at it as a delicious small dessert – sweet and then gone all too quickly.
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