‘One of the great storytellers of our time’

– Guardian

Stephen KingREVIVAL

“In one way, at least, our lives really are like movies.  The main cast consists of your family and friends.  The supporting cast is made up of neighbours, co-workers, teachers and daily acquaintances…But sometimes a person who fits none of these categories comes into your 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.



REVIVAL is a spectacularly dark and electrifying novel about addiction, religion, music and what might exist on the other side of life. It’s a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe.



11 NOVEMBER 2014

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