Elevation - Stephen King


By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2018-10-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 351 Ratings



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 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, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, 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.

From Stephen King, our “most precious renewable resource, like Shakespeare in the malleability of his work” (The Guardian), Elevation is an antidote to our divisive culture, as gloriously joyful (with a twinge of deep sadness) as “It’s a Wonderful Life.”


  • Meh

    By elise taylor
    This book started off great. I have loved almost everything SK has written through the years. Toward the end of this book, i realized that the main thing was not going to be explained. What a let down. Not much substance to this book in the end.. wish there had been a couple hundredmore pages. Sorry to say that this is one of those books that got published because of his fame and history only..
  • Short and sweet

    By umadestars
    This was more like a short story than a novel. I read it in 2-3 hours. Nevertheless it was perfect for what it was. A feel good story that I shared with others.
  • Elevation

    By rrtthh
    Horrible book. No story, no significance.
  • Lost cause

    By Dondog71
    Just like King’s political views, this book is crap.
  • Humanity Wins...

    By Hadman369
    A story of courage and caring - a vernacular masterpiece. Thanks for keeping it simple - always wins the day. Thank you from Damariscotta, Maine.
  • Amazing

    By lon tommy
    This book is one of the best book I read in a while, the whole story had me gripped in. A must read
  • Thank you, Mr. King

    By kissdaddy
    His best novella. As uplifting (elevating?) as Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, but with a wondrous mix of mystery, magic, and heart. It is just the right balm for the times in which we now live.
  • Loved it!

    By CKapA
    I loved this as much as anything Stephen King has written. In this frightening political climate, this book made me feel a ray of hope. I definitely felt elevated!