Elevation

Elevation

The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together?a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences. Although Scott Carey doesn?t look any different, he?s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other od The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story ...

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Title:Elevation
Author:Stephen King
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Elevation
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:146 pages pages

Elevation Reviews

  • Nnedi
    Dec 26, 2018
    I don?t do that thing where I say it?s this meets that, even when there are familiar elements. Doing that is a great way to make everything you encounter boring, including things that aren't boring. I take each story as its own thing. This novella surprised me and didn?t. It ...
  • Wil Wheaton
    Feb 27, 2019
    There's some lovely language and imagery in this story, and the characters are all clearly defined. It's a fast and easy read, perfect for an hour or so in the park or on the beach. However, I can't recommend it, because a fundamental aspect of the plot completely turned me off. I'l...
  • Jennifer
    Nov 13, 2018
    ?Gravity is the anchor that pulls us down into our graves.? Surprisingly philosophical, Stephen King has written an uplifting tale (hehehe) that many readers are enjoying. As the main character's body starts to lose the pounds that trigger gravity, everything he touches gets li...
  • Emily May
    Sep 10, 2018
    This was... really disappointing. I love a good Stephen King book. From the classics like The Shining and Carrie, to the recent The Outsider and Sleeping Beauties, I just think he's a really great storyteller with a knack for strong character development. But Elevation didn't e...
  • Debra
    Feb 04, 2019
    3.5 stars An uplifting tale from King - not one of horror - but one with a nice supernatural element to it. At its heart, this book is about people, relationships and overcoming (rising-above) differences. About getting to know your neighbor, about acceptance and about having a s...
  • Larry H
    Nov 12, 2018
    I'm probably at 3.5 stars or a little higher, so I rounded up. When I decided to read Stephen King's new novella, Elevation , at around 11:00 p.m. last night, I will admit I wondered what I was thinking. Would my reward for checking out King's latest be a nightmare or two? I nee...
  • Matt
    Nov 09, 2018
    It is always nice to turn one?s attention to a piece by Stephen King, where reality can sometimes take a backseat to entertainment. Some bemoan this, though is fiction not supposed to be a chance to suspend beliefs, if only for a short time? Scott Carey appears to be a robust man. Wh...
  • Edward Lorn
    Oct 31, 2018
    I'm crowning this book The Worst Thing Stephen King has Ever Published. Die-hard conservatives are going to hate ELEVATION because of the gender politics. SJWs are going to hate it because the LGBTQ characters in the book literally need a straight cis white man to help them win. Ev...
  • Linda
    Jan 04, 2019
    Elevation...... Beyond the clouds, high octane, pie-in-the-sky, totally energized. Stephen King has side-stepped his usual horror genre in Elevation. Instead, he has slipped in a short little novella that gives pause to the reader. King transports us, once again, to Castle Rock i...
  • jessica
    Dec 02, 2018
    IMPORTANT UPDATE: the fact that this won this years goodreads choice award for horror, when this book is NOT a horror story by any means (!!!!!), is the biggest scandal of 2018. dont @ me. for me, the story is very bland. stephen king is meant to be this legend of a novelist, so fo...
  • Zoeytron
    Nov 17, 2018
    A fine little story and a quick read. It was, dare I say, uplifting? Yes, uplifting and explosive, in its own small way. ...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Oct 31, 2018
    ????? ?????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ????? ????? ??? ???? ?? ??? ??????? ?? ??????..????? ??????? The only horror in this novella is getting on...
  • Sid
    Nov 11, 2018
    Since I have never been a fan of horror books so despite knowing King to be good at writing them, I never tried any of his books. But recently, very unexpectedly, I started having a craving for the horror genre. I thought none other than King's would be a better start. But fortunatel...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Dec 19, 2018
    Yikes, y'all. This was... a mess. Middle aged straight man makes it his dying mission to swoop in and save the day for the poor, woebegone lesbians who live next door. I LOVE King's writing, but even that couldn't really save the plot of Elevation for me. This ain't it, sis ...
  • Matthew
    Oct 31, 2018
    After a couple of recent monsters (both size of book and characters within), King gives us a novella that reads quickly and could easily been a part of a short story collection. In fact, I think it is considerably shorter than several of the novellas in his collections like Four Past M...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Dec 25, 2018
    Well that was a nice little short story! ? Mel ???? ...
  • Justin Tate
    Nov 04, 2018
    Feel-good novel of the year? Here Stephen King steps aside from horror to write a poignant little novella on unity, tolerance and rising above the fray. Of course there is also a supernatural twist. For me it works because of its brevity and not in spite of it. Just enough is explained...
  • kat
    Jan 08, 2019
    not a terrible little story, but whoever said this is a horror was dead wrong. ...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Nov 01, 2018
    I?m not going to mess around with this one: me and King are completely through. I?m going to keep my review short and simply say that he doesn?t work for me. I hate the way he writes. I hate the way he puts sentences together and I hate the way he forms characters. I don?t ...
  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
    Nov 04, 2018
    Please read this review *after* you've read this book for yourself. For some brief, non spoilerly thoughts, I did a mini review on my Instagram. SPOILERS & PLOT DETAILS BELOW I'm always excited when I hear of a new Stephen King book (of any length, genre, collaboration, collectio...
  • Lars (theatretenor) Skaar
    Oct 30, 2018
    I absolutely loved this book! Oh my god it was so heartwarming and heartbreaking. I don?t care if others end up not liking it lol I loved it! Read it in about 2 hours and it was perfection! ...
  • Lala BooksandLala
    Apr 24, 2019
    I feel reinvigorated by this book. I haven't truly loved a short story by King like this in a hot minute, and its reminded me how his quieter novels can sometimes have the biggest impact on me. I recognize my friends' criticism that it was "boring" and "oh the white male saviorness of ...
  • Carrie
    Nov 15, 2018
    Elevation by Stephen King is a novella length fantasy read?. yes, that?s novella and Stephen King in the same sentence folks. And before you ask, I am labeling this one a fantasy too as there?s nothing scary or horror about it either. Elevation centers around a character named...
  • ALet
    Dec 21, 2018
    *3.5 ...
  • Ron
    Nov 04, 2018
    Fee-fi-fo-fum. I felt like a giant holding this tiny book in my hand. Well, it's been said that good things come in small packages. In this case, the saying is true, for the most part. Deserving of it's own hardcover printing? I don't know my own answer to that question at the moment. ...
  • Sophia Triad
    Oct 31, 2018
    I thought that this would be a nice scary Halloween story. I was wrong. Instead of feeling scared, I cried my eyes out. It was not what I expected, but it was so much much better. P.S. Any resemblance to the book Thinner by Richard Backman is purely coincidental. ...
  • megs_bookrack
    Oct 04, 2018
    10/31/18: It has arrived! ((heart eyes)) It is the cutest little book EVER. The cover photo online does not do it justice. Adding to November tbr and it feels good! Original: I hate to wish away the month BUT is it October 30th yet!?!? ...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Jan 10, 2019
    This is not a horror book. I don't know why it won the Goodreads Choice Awards in that category... well I do but I digress. (3 maybe?) A quick read that, while currently relevant with the political climate in the US, felt a bit empty. Divorced older man who doesn't get along with...
  • Kayla Dawn
    Mar 09, 2019
    This was... okay ??? This was... okay ????? ...more ...
  • Johann (jobis89)
    Oct 31, 2018
    "Everything leads to this, he thought. To this elevation." Scott Carey is steadily losing weight, but he doesn't look any different. To make things even weirder, he weighs the same in and out of clothes, no matter how heavy they are? When I'm reading a book, and because my memo...