Author Charlie B. Knob's famous novel, The Elevator, took readers completely by storm, and shook the world of literature when it was released back in August of 2012.
The 650-page novel is about two longtime friends, Bobby Schmuck and Billy Crud, who get stuck in an elevator together. When the elevator stops, they both go through an initial period of panic. Afterwards, they eventually sit down and start to deeply reflect on their lives. They laugh about old memories; they share deep secrets; they talk about how adulthood has changed them; and they even discuss the challenges of love, family, and career.
After a certain length of time, however, the two middle-aged adults both begin to sadly realize that they only became friends in the first place because they were outcasts in high school, and because nobody else would talk to them.
Just as they reach the horrible understanding that they actually have nothing in common (and that they don't even like each other at all), the elevator becomes unhinged and plummets all the way down to the ground floor.
Because the elevator had stopped between the 82nd and 83rd floor of an abnormally tall building, both friends smash mercilessly through the ceiling of the elevator and become permanently mangled in the elevator shaft in such a gruesome manner that their bodies cannot be recovered for proper burial.
The long-awaited sequel, Elevator 2: Going Down, hit bookstores in the United States and Canada last Friday.