Review: Stephen King’s “Revival”

November 9, 2014 12:00 PM

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Review: Stephen King’s “Revival”

Minister Charles Jacobs first enters Jamie Morton’s life in 1962 in the form of darkness. Jamie, then 6, is outside playing with his toy soldiers on his front lawn when the young minister, who is new to the small town of Harlow, stops by to introduce himself to the boy and his large, boisterous family.

“A shadow fell over the battlefield,” Jamie remembers. “I looked up and say a guy standing there. He was blocking the afternoon sun, a silhouette surrounded by golden light — a human eclipse.” Charles bends down and plays with the kid for a while, then goes into his home to meet his kin. He is polit...

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