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Revival: A Novel - Stephen King
Revival: A Novel
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A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.In a small New England town, over half a century ago, 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... show more
A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.In a small New England town, over half a century ago, 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 feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings. 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 Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781476770383 (1476770387)
ASIN: 1476770387
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
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2.0 Revival by Stephen King
I am a newbie when it comes to Stephen King books. Only having read a few (and only recently), I am still finding my way through his works and my opinions have been varied. With Revival, I had this feeling of recognition as if I had read a similar story before, but couldn’t place it. The pacing was ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Revival
What to say, what to say. This entire book was awesome. There were some minor flow/logic issues here and there, but not enough for me to remove any stars from the review. Told over decades, Revival, follows Jamie Morton from the time he was a small boy to when he is a 50 plus year old man telling ab...
Aprille Legacy
Aprille Legacy rated it
3.0 Revival: A Novel
3.5I just didn't enjoy the horror this time around. I enjoyed Jamie's story more than anything.
mybookjournal
mybookjournal rated it
3.5 Revival by Stephen King
This is my second book by Stephen King after Joyland and i will say i liked it better. The story was slow, depressing but was gripping enough for me to reach till the end otherwise this genre is not something i would finish this fast. But what i really loved most about Revival is the writing and cha...
Toni
Toni rated it
4.0 "Revival", by Stephen King
Stephen King has not lost his sense of the macabre and once again we find in “The Revival” all the infectious glee that is well-known to be his signature trade mark and the reason all his books have been best sellers worldwide. Mr. King returns to the horror genre in a tale that walks a perilous fin...
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