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Revival

Revival 2

by Stephen King

Publication Date: 11/11/2014

4/5 Rating 2 Reviews
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Stephen King returns with this spectacularly dark and electrifying novel about addiction, religion, music and what might exist on the other side of life.

In a small New England town, in the early 60s, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs Jacobs; the women and girls - including Jamie's mother and beloved sister - feel the same about Reverend Jacobs. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond, based on their fascination with simple experiments in electricity.

Then tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, the preacher curses God, mocking all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. In his mid-thirties, he is living a nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll. Addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate, he sees Jacobs again - a showman on stage, creating dazzling 'portraits in lightning' - and their meeting has profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil's devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings. Because for every cure there is a price...

This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written. It's a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe.

ISBN:
9781444789188
9781444789188
Category:
Horror & ghost stories
Publication Date:
11-11-2014
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Edition:
1st Edition
Pages:
496
Dimensions (mm):
234x153x28mm
Weight:
0.51kg
Stephen King

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Sleeping Beauties (co-written with his son Owen King), the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, the Bill Hodges trilogy End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel, and shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award).

Many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films, television series and streamed events including The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and It.

King is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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  • Faith, madness and addiction.

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    For those who prefer their King vintage style, this is the one for you. Although the horror and gore is not as virulent as with some of his earlier works, favourite themes of faith, addiction and madness are in full force in what we think is up there with his best.

  • Worse book so far

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    I just didnt like this book, It was a drag to read, and I kept hoping the next page would pull it out of the doldrums.
    No luck I'm afraid, finished it though, and I am wondering why Stephen King wrote it, what was the point. and why I was waiting patiently for it.