King of hor­ror still able to el­e­vate in­trigue lev­els to new heights

Pretoria News - - METRO - EL­E­VA­TION Stephen King (R263) SCRIBNER El­e­va­tion El­e­va­tion

AF­TER more than four decades of bang­ing out best- sell­ers, Stephen King still has the power to sur­prise his fans.

The big­gest evil in is closed-mind­ed­ness, as a few towns­folk in Cas­tle Rock, Maine, don’t look too kindly on the same-sex cou­ple that has opened a vege­tar­ian Mex­i­can joint on the main drag.

En­ter Scott Carey, the hero of King’s slim story. We learn by page three that Scott is “los­ing weight,” as he tells his re­tired friend, Doc­tor Bob…

It all adds up to plenty more plot fod­der for a sto­ry­teller still at the top of his game. is a mag­i­cal tale that en­ter­tains and man­ages to say a lit­tle some­thing about the state of our cul­ture in 2018.

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