Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event where bloggers around the ‘net share the books they’re most looking forward to. Thanks to my fellow blogger at This Nerdy Gal http://thisnerdygal.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/most-anticipated-books-publishing-october-2014/
My first entry into waiting for Wednesdays is Revival by Stephen King.

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In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

This latest King novel sounds so great. It reminds me of classic King. I was somewhat let down by mr. Mercedes so let’s hope this is better.

Revival is due out on November 11, 2014.

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