Book Review: Revival by Stephen King


I have been reading like crazy lately. I am trying to get all the half finished books out of the way, but new books keep popping up and catching my eye! I saw an article that said Stephen King’s book Revival was the most disturbing book he had in a while. Of course I was going to read it because, Hello! It’s Stephen King. Also, the cover was awesome.

I will say I was disappointed in the book up until the last 50 to 100 pages. It was a very interesting story, but I didn’t see the disturbing part. It was enough to keep me interested because I was dying to know what was going on and what was going to happen, but I was missing the part that causes nightmares. Stephen King himself said that the book disturbed him.

Then, I hit the last few chapters and I found it. I found the parts that made me sick to my stomach and my mind go in a whirlwind of confusion. The confusion wasn’t because the story was hard to follow. It was because I didn’t want to know what was going on. This book made me question my faith and then cling to my faith harder than a scared child clings to it’s teddy bear.

I was sure when I went to bed the night I finished the book, I would have nightmares. Lucky for me I didn’t, but it didn’t stop my waking mind from taking me to dark places.

As far as Stephen King books go, this is one of the good ones. This is one of the ones that drags you along this terribly long story, tucking you away with a kiss on the forehead, letting you think everything is nice and safe. Then just when you breathe a sigh of relief, BAM! He hits you where it hurts. He throws you out of the safe arms of your mother and throws you into a prison of psycho clowns.

It was a thrill of a read and I can’t wait to crack open my next Stephen King book.


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