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    If he made it a Mr. Mercedes crossover, Bill Hodges could investigate which of the lesbians let the dog poop in the man's yard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    If he made it a Mr. Mercedes crossover, Bill Hodges could investigate which of the lesbians let the dog poop in the man's yard.
    !

    It sounds like straight-up-edge-of-your-seat suspense.
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    The butler did it. Or it was Molly A.K.A. The Thing of Evil

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    Amazon has the "cover to be unveiled" cover:


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    Hmm, they are calling it a novel. I wonder if King expanded it, or Amazon are mistaken?

    ETA: I guess 144 pages is a short novel.

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    And now the official cover has been revealed. It's being billed as a novel:

    http://ew.com/books/2018/05/29/steph...on-first-look/
    Finished reading The Outsider? Because there’s another Stephen King book coming your way this year.

    The beloved best-selling author will next publish Elevation, a short novella that returns to his Castle Rock setting but strikes a blessedly different tone. Described as a rebuke to our divisive culture, Elevation tells a story that’s joyful, uplifting, and tinged with sadness.

    Here’s the official synopsis: “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 … 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.”

    King has exclusively shared the Elevation cover with EW, as well as a tasty bite-sized excerpt. Read on below, and pre-order Elevation ahead of its Oct. 30 release here.

    Excerpt from Elevation, by Stephen King

    Scott Carey knocked on the door of the Ellis condo unit, and Bob Ellis (everyone in Highland Acres still called him Doctor Bob, although he was five years retired) let him in. “Well, Scott, here you are. Ten on the dot. Now what can I do for you?”

    Scott was a big man, six-feet-four in his stocking feet, with a bit of a belly growing in front. “I’m not sure. Probably nothing, but . . . I have a problem. I hope not a big one, but it might be.”

    “One you don’t want to talk to your regular doctor about?” Ellis was seventy-four, with thinning silver hair and a small limp that didn’t slow him down much on the tennis court.

    “Oh, I went,” Scott said, “and got a checkup. Which was overdue. Bloodwork, urine, prostate, the whole nine yards. Everything checked out. It was diabetes I was worried about. WebMD suggested that was the most likely.”

    Ellis led him into the living room, where a big bay window overlooked the fourteenth green of the Castle Rock gated community where he and his wife now lived.

    “I’m losing weight,” Scott said abruptly. “That’s what’s on my mind. It’s sort of funny, you know. I used to steer clear of the bathroom scale, because these last ten years or so, I haven’t been crazy about the news I got from it. Now I’m on it first thing every morning.”

    “I’m sure you know that weight-loss isn’t just a marker for diabetes, Scott, it’s a marker for cancer. Among other things. How much weight are we talking about?”

    “Twenty-eight pounds. So far.”


    Excerpted from Elevation by Stephen King. Copyright © 2018 by Stephen King. Reprinted with permission of Scribner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    Could this short excerpt be in the actual magazine? Or is it more likely to be an online exclusive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoAttitudeThisTime View Post
    Could this short excerpt be in the actual magazine? Or is it more likely to be an online exclusive?
    The summer preview double issue (June 1/8) is the next out and makes no mention of King on the cover, so I expect it's online only.

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    I still can't get a feel for the tone of this one.
    Reilly: "Hey, George, the ocean called. They're running out of shrimp."

    George: "Oh, yeah, Reilly? Well, the jerk store called, and they're running out of you!"

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    Amazon now has the cover with no EW watermark:


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    Interesting story. Can't wait to read it. But I don't care who you are: gay, straight, bi, trans... If you don't pick up your dog's poop, then to hell with you! (unless it's in the woods, then it's ok)

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    Third straight story/book with an important dog walking scene. I guess we know what King is doing in his spare time.

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    I can't tell you how many times I've been out in public areas, hiking, beach trails, sidewalk... where people have left their dog's poop right in the middle of the path. I once stepped in it while hiking on a heavily travelled trail and had to go find a stream to try to wash some of it off. It was beyond disgusting, and luckily I had another pair of shoes in the car. But yes, those people shouldn't be allowed out if they're not going to pick up their mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    I can't tell you how many times I've been out in public areas, hiking, beach trails, sidewalk... where people have left their dog's poop right in the middle of the path. I once stepped in it while hiking on a heavily travelled trail and had to go find a stream to try to wash some of it off. It was beyond disgusting, and luckily I had another pair of shoes in the car. But yes, those people shouldn't be allowed out if they're not going to pick up their mess.
    Oh, Heather, no! That's awful

    Where I go hiking every once in a while there are lots of ducks and sometimes you need to navigate their poop on the trails, so people's dogs adding to that would just be too much.

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    It's biodegradable - what's the problem?
    No; that's not what it means.

    Eh...that's cheesy.

    That's not important enough for anyone to care about.

    He is literally a monster; you're making yourself look bad.

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    The UK cover, which I much prefer to the US one.


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    I really don't like the font they always use for "Stephen King" in the UK. Could just be me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    I really don't like the font they always use for "Stephen King" in the UK. Could just be me.
    Agreed, It's very bland and wimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern View Post
    The UK cover, which I much prefer to the US one.

    I prefer the american
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    I'm still not sure what the title is referring to, is it "elevation" in the sense of raising the level of communication in the community?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    I can't tell you how many times I've been out in public areas, hiking, beach trails, sidewalk... where people have left their dog's poop right in the middle of the path. I once stepped in it while hiking on a heavily travelled trail and had to go find a stream to try to wash some of it off. It was beyond disgusting, and luckily I had another pair of shoes in the car. But yes, those people shouldn't be allowed out if they're not going to pick up their mess.
    Coincidentally,* this very day, (just 2-3 hours ago, I’m still in a Cafe in town right now) taking the countryside walk into town, I was walking a path between two lakes, and there, strewn across the path, a whole lot of dog poo.

    Thankfully, this is quite a rare experience in this area.

    What I really hate, are those times I didn’t notice at the time, only to get the smell after entering the house....

    And so as not to go off topic too much, I like both those covers. Nice to see the UK one has a little gag!

    *or would that be ka? Definitely kaka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    I'm still not sure what the title is referring to, is it "elevation" in the sense of raising the level of communication in the community?
    In one sense.

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    Actually prefer the US cover for this title. I'm usually a UK cover fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardX View Post
    Third straight story/book with an important dog walking scene. I guess we know what King is doing in his spare time.
    Maybe he's trying to outKoontz Koontz.

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