Revival - Stephen King


By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2014-11-11
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,147 Ratings


Stephen King presents “a fresh adrenaline rush of terror” (People) in this electrifying #1 New York Times bestseller!

The new minister came to Harlow, Maine, when Jamie Morton was a boy doing battle with his toy army men on the front lawn. The young Reverend Charles Jacobs and his beautiful wife brought new life to the local church and captivated their congregation. But with Jamie, he shares a secret obsession—a draw so powerful, it would have profound consequences five decades after the shattering tragedy that turned the preacher against God, and long after his final, scathing sermon. Now Jamie, a nomadic rock guitarist hooked on heroin, meets Charles Jacobs again. And when their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, Jamie discovers that the word revival has many meanings….


  • I Feel Ripped Off

    By GettingVerySickOfThis
    I will believe this book was written by Stephen King AFTER you have convinced me my head is a pumpkin. I lied. I wouldn’t believe you even then. It is clearly written by a person who has studied and mastered the mechanics of prose, how to put very many words together in a way that makes them seem to make sense together, to contribute to the rendering of a story. The author, however, absolutely fails to impress upon the reader even the slightest sense of the suspense the author imagines is oozing from the pages of this book, fails to create any remote sense of danger except for 1.5 pages at the very end - long after all interest in the story has been lost and the only ones still reading are those with a compulsion to finish what they started - and fails to illustrate what is suppose to be a moral conundrum but actually turns out to be a preachy fixation on the part of the star of the story that is hard to get a grip on. I bought a book by the author of “It”, “The Stand”, and “The Shining”. What I got was a book by his nephew who is learning to write and hasn’t the backbone to get started the way his uncle did. I am angry and sorely disappointed.
  • Wth?

    By Alexfb2010
    Where's the spanish versión?🤦🏻‍♂️
  • Not his best work.

    By Mandydirtythirty
    Just ok.

    By kimkardashianwest
    I loved this book!!!!!!!!! It's so good I don't even know where to start. Just trust me ignore all these bad comments. I'm a college student and avid Stephen king reader I love him so much. This is the first book I've read front to back in one week since hunger games.
  • Dark

    By Unresolved tension
    This is perhaps the darkest of Stephen King's works so far. Unlike many of his works this one ends on a note of fatalistic resignation. Not knowing what religious beliefs he holds - if any - I find myself wondering whether this is a reflection of his own hopelessness. King's writing almost always has a point to it; I'm not sure I know or am comfortable with his point here, or if there is one; hopefully time and reflection will reveal that to me, but this book leaves me with a sadness I have not felt with other works of his that I have read, perhaps because there's no real resolution. For anyone who is a Stephen King fan (and I am), this book will not disappoint. But it raises more questions than it answers, and maybe that *is* the point.
  • One of my Favorite Stephen King books

    By ElliotJerge
    Next to the Stand my favorite Stephen King book
  • Boring

    By Hedieh
    May have worked as a short story. Long and boring.
  • Revival

    By Say-Say Jane
    He's not the writer he once was, and I sometimes think it is a rote act, but I still enjoy him. I'd love to have the guy back who wrote the early novels. What he still does well is present people who seem real, and not cardboard cutouts.
  • Awesome! By 👑👸🏻♿️

    By CAQueen
    The basic ingredient is 1/2 Frankenstein & 1/2 Lovecraft. Laced with a glaze of religion & science 2 taste. Cooked on high, then simmered 4 a bit, & served with a heaping helping of gratitude. & now I must find the recipe 4 immortality! I can c y some reviewers thought this was depressing. I loved it though & am even more greatful 4 every day of my life. The memory of this story will haunt me 4 a long time, even after I die I think.
  • And the hits just keep on coming

    By Schlong9999
    As an avid Stephen King fan, and owner of all of his books in hardback, I am very pleased with this latest masterpiece. I am disappointed that it took me far too long to finally finish reading, but it had very little to do with the contents and far too much to do with real life interruptions. I will forever regret that I didn't have the guts to walk through those spider decorated gates in Bangor back in the early 80's to get my copy of The Stand autographed. But after all it was Halloween and I was more than just a little freaked out. Mr King will always be my favorite author and in many ways that "pusher man" who always provides just the right drug. "Goddamn the Pusher Man..."