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Revival by Stephen King
  

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Those who know how good Stephen King’s works are do not need to be told any more than “the next one’s here – eat it up!” To those who do not know King I say this, “You are missing a real treat – read him now!” I really mean it. Whichever King novel or story you choose will give you great writing and a tender definition of the human condition. If you choose this one you also get interesting speculation into religion, faith-healers and life after death, as well as a good smattering of rock’n’roll. It’s really enjoyable and by King’s famously blood-spattered standards not too nasty. I’ve always applauded how well this man can write; this is another wonderfully crafted piece from a master storyteller. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

If you like Stephen King you might also like to read books by Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury and William Peter Blatty.

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Revival by Stephen King

A 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. Soon they forge a deep bond, based on their fascination with simple experiments in electricity. Decades later, Jamie is living a nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll. Now an addict, 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. 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.

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About the Author

Stephen King

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 40 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.

Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.

Stephen King received the National Medal of Arts from US President Barack Obama on 10th September 2015. This is the highest award for artists given by the US government. Ahead of the ceremony Stephen King said, “I’m amazed and grateful.” Previous recipients of the National Medal of Arts include Ray Bradbury, John Updike, Philip Roth, Maurice Sendak, Harper Lee and Maya Angelou.

Stephen King photo © Shane Leonard

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Publication date

8th September 2015

Author

Stephen King

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Horror
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Horror & ghost stories

ISBN

9781444789218

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