A serious book by a major writer.
He shows he can still pull off scenes with a characteristic combination of intensity and oddity.
King at his regal best, fully in command of a terrifying story, a great cast and page after page after page of top-notch writing . . . the darkness of genuine horror. Absolutely superb.
King returns to his more familiar horror genre with a bang in this book and what makes Revival so genuinely scary a read is his uncanny skill in juxtaposing the minutiae of ordinary suburban or rural American lives with another, scarcely glimpsed, parallel world of chaos, darkness and monstrous evil.
Scary and profound.
Simply superb . . . classic King: intimate, readable and convincing . . . tastier than most bestsellers out there.
The strongest thing he's written for a decade, with the nastiest ending of any book this year.
There are few writers able so effortlessly, so naturally and so intimately to lay out the details of a life. Perhaps that's why, when the book begins to slide away from our own reality, we're happy to follow where Jamie leads.