Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Waiting on Wendesday - Stephen King Revival


I am so excited for the next Stephen King book!  I love love this artwork on this cover too.  Though it is the UK cover and not the US cover. Here is the book description for Revival:
From master storyteller Stephen King comes a spectacularly dark and riveting novel about addiction, religion, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.

In a small New England town more than half a century ago, a boy is playing with his new toy soldiers in the dirt in front of his house when a shadow falls over him. He looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Jamie learns later, who with his beautiful wife will transform the church and the town. The men and boys are a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls, with the Reverend Jacobs — including Jamie's sisters and mother. Then tragedy strikes, and this charismatic preacher curses God and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from age 13, he plays in bands across the country, running from his own family tragedies, losing one job after another when his addictions get the better of him. Decades later, sober and living a decent life, he and Reverend Charles Jacobs meet again in a pact beyond even the Devil's devising, and the many terrifying meanings of Revival are revealed.

King imbues this spectacularly rich and dark novel with everything he knows about music, addiction, and religious fanaticism and every nightmare we ever had about death. This is a masterpiece from King in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.


14 comments:

  1. This sounds like a good old Stephen King horror story to me. Can't wait for it!!

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  2. I can't wait either. Such fun stories King comes up with !

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  3. I love the cover too.. so clever for a book campaign.

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  4. Jessica @ a GREAT readAugust 13, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Oh nice! That cover is awesome with its animation thing going on!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. I think the cover is super fun too... I only do WoW when there are cool covers

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  6. Oh this sounds great! I've been wanting to read Stephen King forever and this sounds like a good one to try! Plus that cover! Even without the animation it gives me the creeps!

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  7. I've meant to come about a Stephen King book for ages. Maybe this'll be the one to start with.

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  8. I wish this was the US cover! I love this one so much. The US cover is missing the tent.

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  9. It looks good... though I would recommend if you have never read King to start with one of his earlier works. Like the Shining.

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  10. The last Stephen King book I read was Under the Dome, which I loved (the TV show is another matter). Revival sounds like it will appeal to me, with the small down dysfunction taken to the next level. And I do so hope the US cover is just as cool.

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  11. Ughhhh the TV show.. NO NO NO. It is going down hill sooo fast. My husband already quit it. I am trying to hold on but I might give up too this season. King books are so hard to put to film. It hardly ever works.

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  12. I didn't even make it through the first episode. There were too many important parts of the story that were changed.

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  13. Wow! This book sounds really exciting, and I love that cover!

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