Elevation - Stephen King


By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2018-10-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 318 Ratings


Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

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.”


  • Not this books fault

    By ARandomInternetDweller
    I wanted to start reading from iBooks but this book was “formatted incorrectly” and even after uninstalling it and reinstalling it still doesn’t work, other than the fact I can’t read it, it does look good

    By juliusa
    Again Mr. King touches the heart. A beautiful ode to what matters in life. Expect to shed a tear. Read it.
  • Excellent read

    By Boolreader1109
    Loved it.
  • 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
  • Not any good

    By Skyking1975
    Don’t waste your time or money. Mr King has lost his mojo.
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  • Good.

    By stevie rock
    I’ve read them all....of course. This one, while good...doesn’t shatter any previous heights that’s he’s conquered before. Still....he’s still writing. Admirable.
  • 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.
  • Ilike

    By linlinnaing
    I’m like
  • Elevation

    By CanyonRedRaider
    Possibly the weakest Steven King writing ever. As an avid reader of King, this feels like a hastily put together lecture to those who do not agree with King politically. The main character’s story has potential but it is lost to a diatribe about prejudice of those who differ with King’s view. Being socially liberal I have no problem with the subject matter but King is a much better writer than this, I just disappointed at the lack of effort. It feels lazy and takes advantage of those readers who expect more. I would have liked to have known the preachy content before purchasing.