I have been making an effort to read more this past month, that means at least one book a week. I try to mix all sorts of genres, lengths, and indie/mainstream authors. And yes that means I read people like Stephen King as well as all the indie authors who I support.
Now I am a big fan of Stephen King, and as a fan the first thing that caught my eye about Elevation was its size. I am used to Mr. King's epic novels, novels that you could knock a person out with. Elevation is on the opposite end, its a small and light read, though it still manages to provide an emotional punch. At the heart of the story is a man who had a mysterious affliction that is slowly stealing his life from him. He could cry and ask why me, or he can live what is left of his life to the fullest. He chooses the latter and that is where I felt a true connection with this work. What I took away was it doesn't matter how much time you have in life, it is how much life you put in to the time you are given. Sounds corny I know, but this message resonates with me and made me really love Elevation. As someone who lives with chronic illness, well it's something that I need to make an effort to live myself. This is something different for Stephen King, but still very much in his wheelhouse. If his 1000+ page novels aren't for you, maybe give this little one a try. 4.5/5 stars.
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