Saturday, September 7, 2019

TCCDM Dig and Flip: "Revival" (2014)

"Revival"...Stephen King (2014)
403 pages

NO SPOILERS:
This wasn't 'scary' scary.  But there are plenty of disturbing shadows to go around.  A young family preacher loses his faith and finds something else to take its place. (I'm a poet and don't know it.)  The story is entertaining enough.  The main characters are fleshed and are easy to visualize.  A third-string bar band musician and a traveling salvation tent healer.  Sort of.  On a given night, both can pull off a pretty good show.  It's about obsession and a little bit of addiction.  I'm glad I spent a few evenings reading it, but I felt the payout was a little lowball.  However, there is an image Stephen King describes near the end of "Revival" that really creeps me out.  Even now.  Not in my top-ten King books, how could it be, but if you're a SK fan, here's another book to scratch that itch.  "Reverend was right about one thing: people always want a reason for the bad things in life. Sometimes there ain't one.” ― Stephen King, "Revival."

"Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" - David Spade / "Lost & Found" (1999)


Good stuff.

Casey Chambers
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1 comment:

dpoe said...

Oh, yeah! I love SK, even actually attended an evening event with him as that very book was being released. Revival is a good one. Top that off with a great clip from a movie I (sadly?) never got to see, and you have a winner right here!