By: Stephen King
“Everyone should have this, he thought, and perhaps, at the end, everyone does. Perhaps in their time of dying, everyone rises.”
Scott Carey suddenly starts to steadily losing weight. One of the oddest things about his affliction is that he weighs the same in his clothes as he does out of them. Not wanting to go to his regular doctor he turns to a friend who just happens to be a doctor, but most importantly someone he trusts…Doctor Bob Ellis.
This story is set in a small town of Castle Rock. I won’t go into much detail, but Scott is in an escalating battle of the neighbors with lesbian couple next door. Their dogs constantly mess in his yard and Scott has had enough of it. As you can imagine living in a small town with constant scrutiny, the couple are starting a restaurant no one wants to support because of their sexuality. Scott sees the prejudice against the couple and seeks out to make a difference. This story soon becomes a story about how Scott and his affliction brings one town together despite differences.
This story had a wonderful message, but I found myself not engaging with the book at all. I love Stephen King, but this was definitely not one of my favorites.
Until next time, until the next book