“He shows he can still pull off scenes with a characteristic combination of intensity and oddity”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
King promised us a scary book with Revival but it isn’t, not really, not to me anyway but don’t let that fool you into thinking it was a disappointment. It certainly wasn’t to me and as I read the entire thing in two sittings I think I can safely say it is absorbing in a way only King can be.
We meet Jamie Morton at the age of 6, he comes from a God fearing, well thought of family of 5 children, he is the youngest with 3 older brothers and a sister. He’s out playing in the front yard when a shadow falls over him, some horrifying monster? No, just the new preacher, a young man by the name of Charles Jacobs who is taking over tenure of the local church with his beautiful wife and young son Morrie and who will come to define much of Jamie’s life.