Sunday, January 25, 2015

Revival by Stephen King

Revival by Stephen King - 405 pages

Over 50 years ago Jamie Morton's life was forever changed when a new minister and his family arrived in their small New England town.  Morton's life covers a wide range of experiences from being a drug addicted itinerant guitar player to becoming a respected record producer.  The minister serves as a touchstone for Morton for both the good and the bad along the way.  King plays with the idea that some people in our lives serve as fulcrums to change the balance and send us on a new path.  In usual King fashion, the setting and characters are so fully developed that you can see and hear them in your head like a movie.  This was a little slower than some of his previous works but I found the thoughtful pace fit the nature of religion and true freedom of choice themes being explored pretty well.

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