Details on Stephen Kings Exciting New ‘Revival’ Project

Herner Klenthur

stephen king REVIVALThe first we heard about Stephen King’s upcoming new project was in 2008 when he did a Reddit AMA where he talked about his new project that he was half way through called ‘Revival’ and how much he loved it.

Now many years later we get word that the project is finally completed. The book is a whopping 520 pages and will be released on November 14th 2014.

Synopsis is as follows;

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.

Synopsis & Fan Cover Art via TalkStephenKing


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      1. Idle Primate February 4, 2014 at 12:18 pm

        is that synopsis supposed to be from a press release? If so, I would question its legitimacy. It is written so poorly, and with such terrible syntax that it is actually difficult to parse.

        That being said, it sounds like the makings for a great story. I haven’t read any King in a great many years, but I may look this up come fall

        • Herner Klenthur February 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm

          That is reportedly the official synopsis. I made a small edit for clarity so nobody thinks I wrote that :)

      2. Tiago February 4, 2014 at 2:55 pm

        If there is one thing i dont like about king s work is his anti religion proselitysm.

      3. Brandi February 4, 2014 at 3:53 pm

        Can’t wait to read it!

      4. stanger February 5, 2014 at 4:19 am

        King needs to work on more big budget film. M Night Shyamalan is just a pile of disappointment.