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Revival - Stephen King


Author Stephen King

  • Published: 2014-11-11
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Stars
From 77 Customers Review
Price: $13.99


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.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Not his best nor his worst

    From TLCx10
    I love reading Stephen's books. The characters always become so real. If you are wanting to read a classic, scary King novel, this is not the one for you. If you want one with his great characters that pull you in from the first chapter and wind you along the stories of their lives into a definite King denouement, you will stay up late to finish just like you have with most of his books. Not his best but worth the journey.
  • Revival

    From Schooney++
    It's Stephen King, it's a must read, it's everything you would expect from him. His best? Not by a long shot but still a good read. - Constant Reader