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revival

Revival by Stephen King.

 

Finished.

Were the final pages worth the journey?  Maybe not.

Don’t go into this thinking this is a story about a preacher and a revival.  Well, it is, kinda, since the villain of the novel was once a preacher.

But this story isn’t about an evil preacher.  (If you want that, read The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb.  One of the finest novels I’ve ever read.)

This is about reviving from the dead.

It’s really a mad scientist story, by way of garage band rock and roll.

And King takes forever to make his point.

This isn’t his best outing…but I do love the Lovecraftian ending…that also echoes Machen.

 

1 1/2 stars out of 5.

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