This feels more like the Stephen King stories penned under the name Richard Backman than a hefty novel by the horror king. It is really more of a slim novella and one that is so sweet and such a quiet story you might have to check the cover like I did to make sure it really was written by Stephen King. The setting is our beloved Castle Rock, filled with unusual characters but also very likable people. The main character is a quiet man who visits his retired family doc to solve an extreme problem. Scott is losing weight every day and no matter what he wears or how much weight he holds while on the scale the outcome is the same. Suddenly an ordinary man is not so ordinary and he gets a lesson in tolerance when he starts to see how his condition may make the townspeople see him differently.
Stephen King is a master of taking ordinary people who we identify with and placing them in extraordinary conditions.
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