PositiveThe New York Times Book ReviewThere’s nothing really light about Stephen King ... But...King has delivered a near-weightless tale. I read Elevation in less time than it took to watch last year’s movie adaptation of It. Weight is the preoccupation of this slim novel, which at first feels like a riff on one of King’s earliest works (written under a pseudonym), Thinner ... But King also has in mind the weight of close-mindedness and prejudice ... One of the story’s most gripping moments hinges on the results of a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. It’s all pretty small ... There’s more than a hint of the \'holiday novella\'—so popular in the romance genre—to Elevation, and I imagine many fans would be satisfied if King settled into a late career of one heavy meal and one amuse bouche every year. While the final pages are reminiscent of one of his son Joe Hill’s best short stories (to mention the title would give away too much), there’s a sweetness that feels like something new for King. It’s heavy out there right now. Here’s something that’s not.