Elevation by Stephen King


Chosen as our January book club read…  small in size but it is King.. and our adventure began…


Scott Carey has always been a big man but something is changing.  He doesn’t know why, but he is losing weight.  Not in the usual… clothes are getting lose, change in appetite and diet or even illness… Scott was losing weight according to the scale but his outer appearance looked the same.  He can be fully dressed with rolls of quarters in his pockets or stripped down to just his boxers and the scale would read the same.

As the scale seemed to dip a couple of pounds a day no matter what he ate he knew that whatever was going on, he knew he did not want to be poked and prodded.  He trusts a handful of people with his secret, and chooses whatever this is, he is going to make the most of it and he wonders what happens when he reaches 0.

Confession:  I like to sink into a book.  I like to spend time with the characters, getting to know them and developing the scene.  While Elevation, in its short stature (146 pages) does a good job on putting together a cast you want to know more about – you do end up feeling a little short changed (pun intended) as the story moves along as rapidly as Scott’s weight loss.

In the end, it is a good read – but not a great read.  King Fans, by all mean read it, yet go in looking at it as a delicious small dessert – sweet and then gone all too quickly.



Sheila DeChantal

Now Blogging and Talking Life, Food, Happenings at:  Iguessimdoingthis.com

15 thoughts on “Elevation by Stephen King

  1. Sheila!! So glad to see you back in the book blogging world and posting reviews 🙂 I didn’t realize you were back. Welcome!

    I haven’t read this one yet, but my husband enjoyed King’s other 2018 release, The Outsider (a more typical hefty one for King!) and I plan to read that. I totally understand what you’re saying about shorter stories, though in the past, I have enjoyed King’s novellas and short stories. Will have to try this one!


    Book By Book

  2. Sheila,
    I’m interested in reading (or listening to) this, even though, or maybe because, it’s short and sweet. I enjoyed your review.

  3. Yep. Which is probably why I haven’t read this King book yet. I love his chunksters. I love to fall into the world he creates and at less than 150 pages, I wonder if it would work for me. I’ll still read it because I read everything he writes but I don’t love everything he writes either.

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