Revival: A Novel

Editorial reviews

Revival: A Novel

Reading “Revival” is experiencing a master storyteller having the time of his life.

Older and wiser each time he writes, Mr. King has moved on from the physical fear that haunted him after he was struck by a van while out walking to a more metaphysical, universal terror. He writes about things so inevitable that he speaks to us all.

It’s classic King: the power source remains the same—high capacity and remarkably reliable—but the wiring connected to Revival’s capacitors? Wicked efficient.

King’s fans, familiar with his sprawling voice and comfortably compelling style, may be perfectly content to hang out with him on this leisurely stroll toward eventual horror.

The two-time PEN/Faulkner-winning author has created a novel that’s also a primer on modern China, seen through the perspective of Chinese immigrants living in the United States.