Stephan King is here to warm your hearts with his latest book ‘Elevation’


Stephan King book review


Stephan King is the king of the horror genre. He is one of those authors who can make fictions filled with fantasy, suspense, mysteries, scientific facts, and supernatural powers.

Many of Stephen King’s books have made into Hollywood movies. He has a huge fan following who love to read his books which are definitely great pageturners.

Today we are going to read about his latest novel (novella) Elevation whichΒ was released in 2018. Unlike other King’s books, Elevation is free from horror because the plot talks more about human behavior & civil respect.

Elevation takes place in the small town ‘Castle Rock’. If you have read Stephan King’s books then you will be familiar with this town which comes in his popular books.

Castle Rock is a small town with very less population.Β Scott Carey, divorced by his wife is living in this town for almost 20 years.

His world is very small; his cat, his friend Doctor Bob & his work. Scott earns a good income from his website development work. His life is good other than the divorce and……..

and the mysterious symptoms he is observing from the past few days.


In school, we have learned Physics which taught us weight is directly proportional to Mass. Stephan King has modified this and came up with a story where Weight is not directly proportional to mass!

Scott is observing that from the past few days there is a gradual loss in terms of his weight but from outside he looks all healthy. Before he notices this, he was 200+ pounds with his belly popping out and looking healthy.

The weight was going down day by day and he comes to 150 pounds within days.

Scott is scared of the series of medical tests and the amount of time to be spent in the hospital. He doubts whether such thing exists in medical history. Hence decides not to visit the hospital.

Scott shares about this with his friend Bob who is a retired doctor. Even for Bob, this doesn’t seem right and he hasn’t read any such behavior in his medical profession.

Another important thing is, Scott weighs the same with and without clothes.


Are you getting the point?


Scott seems like a weight nullifying machine. Whatever he hold in hand and stand on weighing machine his weight shows the same number.

This makes Scott thinks about his health. Based on the average weight loss per day, Scott marks his black day on the calendar. The day when his weight would literally go to ZERO!.

Parallely there are other things happening in Castle Rock. Two married lesbians shift to Castle Rock in order to open their restaurant.

Conservative minds of this small town people won’t support them! Hardly anybody goes to their restaurant to have lunch or dinner. This is making the women worry and they are about to close their restaurant.

How they are related to Scott?


Those lesbians are Scott’s neighbors whose dog always poops on Scott’s lawn. Scott rings their doorbell just to complain about their dogs but finds out that they are facing a lot of troubles in this town.

Scott knows that he has very few days and he wants to make something good before he goes.

He tries to make peace with the ladies but one of them is very fierce. She never accepts Scott’s help. While the whole town is being silent about these struggling ladies, Scott who is going to die in few days wants to make them belonged to this town.

What actually Scott does will touch your heart. He is a true gentleman!

Will Scott really achieve Zero weight? I don’t want to answer. You should read the book to find out πŸ™‚


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My opinion about Elevation


Though the story of the elevation looks baseless considering scientific facts but the way King presented this novella is very appealing. Most of the times we know that something is not right but still we choose to remain silent.

We don’t want to help because nobody is helping them. Even though we sympathize for them we want to be safe.

This is happening in today’s society. Stephan King has intelligently highlighted this fact in the book Elevation and shows us how we should behave in such circumstances.

Elevation is a very small book with not more than 150 pages. You can read it while traveling or while commuting work.

62 thoughts on “Stephan King is here to warm your hearts with his latest book ‘Elevation’

  1. Lellalee says:

    I’m ashamed to say I’ve never read a single Stephen King novel! This book sounds absolutely amazing and is now added to my to read list – thank you for sharing xxx

    1. Hackytips says:

      That happens because there is so much to read in this world πŸ™‚

  2. I have heard a lot about Stephen King! When I went to bookchor, I was like seeing hundreds of Stephen King novels everywhere! Goes to my personal reading list!

  3. Anoushka Goel says:

    I’ve never read Stephen King novel, but this detailed review seems so interesting. Have to add this in my tbr. Great blog.

  4. Looks like a good read. I have not read any of his books so will read this.

  5. I am a devoted reader of Stephen King novels. I have yet started reading evelation.

  6. I love Stephen King novels. But I have not yet got Elevation.

  7. You, Me and Benny says:

    Stephen King is so scary! I just watched the old Pet Semetary yesterday and it still scares me and I’ve seen it a billion times! haha I think the only book I have read of his is IT

    1. Hackytips says:

      I know πŸ˜€

  8. Andrew says:

    Ohh, I need to check the novel. Thanks for your review πŸ™‚

  9. Yonnah M says:

    I’ve read a few of his books. I would love to get this one. Great post.

  10. Jack Deyes says:

    Fantastic blog post

    Jack Deyes

  11. eshachaks says:

    Excellent review

  12. aditi says:


  13. Oh wow this is interesting, I used to read Stephen King books!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Good to know πŸ™‚

  14. I haven’t read this author !

    1. Hackytips says:

      Start with this book πŸ™‚

  15. Lch says:

    I’ve never read Stephen King Book. But based on your review it makes me want to read it.

    1. Hackytips says:


  16. Ara Patria says:

    This book sounds pretty awesome. I would love to read it one of these days.

    1. Hackytips says:

      I’m sure you will enjoy it.

  17. chadden2001 says:

    I haven’t read any of Stephen King’s novels because I’m not a lover of horror, but I’ll give it a go.

    1. Hackytips says:

      It happens πŸ™‚

  18. Anvesha says:

    Going to read this book soon

  19. I am a lover of horror.Need to start reading soon the amazing list of books by the author.Love few of their movie adaptation especially The Shashwank Redemption

    1. Hackytips says:

      I haven’t watched it.

      1. Do check it out Its just worth every second spend on it

  20. I haven’t read King yet but this one sounds really interesting with the human behavior coming into picture and it not being a horror story. Adding this to my TBR right away πŸ˜€

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks Ankita!

  21. This book I am yet to read..

    1. Hackytips says:

      Go for it!

  22. Novemberschild says:

    I love horror genre but never read Stephen King books.
    Should read soon.

    1. Hackytips says:


  23. Nina says:

    I love Stephen King! I can’t wait to get this book. Looks so interesting with your review.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks Nina πŸ™‚

  24. Glorious Heights says:

    Oh you gave an amazing trailer now I want to read it.. what did Scott do for the couple and did his weight really got Zero!!

    1. Hackytips says:

      He makes everything better! and yes he achieves zero weight. *spoiler alert*

  25. Aliya says:

    I haven’t read this book yet. But, it sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome.

  26. i have not heard of stephan king and his books but seems really interesting

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yup πŸ™‚

  27. Everything On A Plate says:

    We have been waiting to drop by crossword and pick this up!

    1. Hackytips says:


  28. Not much into Stephen king books. Can’t take horror. But loved the plotline

    1. Hackytips says:

      This one is not horror. Yo can try πŸ™‚

  29. Samar says:

    This is the most interesting post that I read about the stephan king novel.

    Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome.

  30. mylittleduniya says:

    Now I know why shall i read stephen king

    1. Hackytips says:

      There you go!

  31. Chresann D'souza says:

    Enjoyed reading this

    1. Hackytips says:

      I’m glad!

  32. Maya Bhat says:

    I never read Stephen king books. You are giving me reasons to do it soon.

    1. Hackytips says:


  33. You have turned me into a curious cat with this review of yours. I have to get this book otherwise I wont be able to rest. Brilliantly written.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Haha πŸ˜‚

  34. jameela says:

    I ve’nt read Stephen King novels yet, will definitely read next one…

    1. Hackytips says:

      Good πŸ™‚

  35. I don’t like watching or reading horror. I’m kinda timid. But I can give it a shot.

    1. Hackytips says:

      This one is not horror. You can try.

  36. laurabooksandblogs says:

    I’ve been a big Stephen King fan for many years. I haven’t liked much of his recent stuff, but this one does sound interesting. I’ll be sure to check it out.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Great! Let me know.

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