Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other od ...more
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 even feel like a King story to me.
The characters in this story are such one-dimensional stereotypes. I know it's a novella, but maybe it shouldn't be if you can't write some life into your characters in less than 200 pa ...more
Let’s set the record straight on something right up front – this is very far from being a horror story. I have seen ...more
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 get on with him. After a few chapters of this I remembered exactly why I avoid him. It’s not this book, it’s just King in general. He’s not my cup of tea.
(Postscript – if you recommend a book of King’s in the comments sectio ...more
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 memory is terrible, I will usually make some observations and reminders in the Notes section of my iPhone which are very helpful when I go to write my review. Given the length of this novella and the fact that I read Elevation i ...more
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 needn't have worried. While Elevation is a little eerie, it's more a story about interpersonal relationships, about how one small action can ripple and truly make a difference in the lives of so many. And while King is a ma ...more
SPOILERS & PLOT DETAILS BELOW
I'm always excited when I hear of a new Stephen King book (of any length, genre, collaboration, collection) hitting the market. I like to wait until the day it releases to go to my local bookstore and find it--this time I went to the University of Washington, Tacoma campus bookstore to buy it. Exciting times. I was surpri ...more
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. Everyone else will hate it because it's god-fucked boring.
In summation: This tone-deaf pile of anal drippings reeks of desperation. Trying to please everyone usually does.
Final Judgment: A CHRISTMAS CAROL but Scrooge is ...more
Seriously though, I saw this in my TL only the other day because many others here have read it and I didn't know anything about it at first. When finally reading the blurb tonight, I was intrigued by SK writing a story that sounded as if it was meant to function as a bandaid. That is because this author usually draws up characters ...more
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.
Original: I hate to wish away the month BUT is it October 30th yet!?!?
عدا ذلك، هي قصة إنسانية عن التخفف..النبل
The only horror in this novella is getting on the bathroom scales..
Otherwise it's a touching story of 'elevating' above mundane issues..in the small town of..
في مدينة ستيفين كينج الاثيرة، كاستل روك، تأتي هذه القصة الإنسانية الغريبة
الحالة الغريبة العجيبة المثيرة للدهشة التي اصابت 'سكوت' البدين نوعا ما عندما قرر ان يقيس وزنه
هذه المرة الرعب انه لم يجد ان وزنه إز ...more
What’s most surprising about “Elevation” is that this would seem the perfect moment for Kin ...more
I won't recap because the description does that and being as short as it is, giving away anything is giving away too much. There's something that confuses me though. I've been wait ...more
ELEVATION fits more of a fantasy type category....has an uplifting, hopeful message and political undertone. It is a short and strange story of a big man with a cat named Bill living in a town weighed down by hate and prejudice....and poor Scott Carey, clearly a good man, has a big problem....an affliction...more
Muy buen libro. Hacía mucho que no leía nada de King. Sus más recientes trabajos no me han llamado demasiado la atención, pero en Elevation intuí que me podría encontrar con algo diferente (y además es corto). Ahora, apenas terminado, puedo confirmarlo: esto es algo bastante distinto a lo que King nos tiene acostumbrados, sin vísceras que estallan, sin ojos que se salen de sus cuencas, sin asesinatos macabros ni escenas perturbadoras. Esta es una novella que se aleja del terror o del gore; es ...more
Elevation puts that bleeding heart front and center. It’s a parable in response to ...more
Half of this novella is a feel-good friendship fest and the other half is a dark fantasy meeting together in a soft chewy center of miscommunication, making friends, and body-horror.
But because it's King, and he likes to mess with us, he doesn't give us a chill-fest. Rather, he went all out to tackle small-town assholes and prejudice against a nice lesbian couple who opened up a Mexican Restaurant in Castle Rock. And he pulls it off without being preachy. Indeed, he focuses on wrap ...more
A heartwarming story about how a kind act can change and elevate a person, a family and a whole community. An unforgettable return to Castl ...more
The story revolves around Scott Carey, a name that may be familiar to some science fiction fans. You might remember him as Richard Matheson's Incredible Shrinking Man.
King places Carey in the present day, as opposed to the original 1950s setting, & puts a new twist on the old story. However, another plot involving owners of a Castle Rock restau ...more
“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 lighter too. Short and mysterious with a tone that inspires, this story can be easily devoured in one sitting. For readers who like to listen to their books, King self-narrates the audio version. As a bonus, the short-st ...more
I’m not sure what I just read, but I liked it, the unique combination of life lessons blended with the supernatural and plenty of humor. A feel good book from Mr. King, a perfect parable for the coming holidays with its message of acceptance and hope.