Rating: 5/5 stars
Genres: Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Short Story
Personally, I find Stephen King’s books to be either hit or miss. Thankfully, this one was a very big hit. Even though it’s a quick read, Elevation was able to make me emotional at times.
In less than 150 pages, King was able to make his characters come to life. The small town in the USA felt real, the problems impactful. Whether it’s dealing with small town politics or unexplainable phenomena, everything felt important. King did a great job at choosing his words well and each one left its mark.
Another thing I think King does well is slipping in a small mention of one of his other stories into his work. He slips in these mentions so casually if you don’t know what you’re looking for it’d be easy miss. Of course, when King mentions Pennywise you’d probably know what story he’s referring to.
Overall, this story brings up some premises that I hadn’t thought about before. In what ways are mass and weight really tied together, apart from the direct correlation with the effects of gravity? How progressive is the world really, when people push back against progression so vehemently?
I would definitely recommend giving this book a read if you haven’t already.