Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #4

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

So, for today I am going to pick this book here:

Expected publication: November 11th 2014 by Hodder & Stoughton
Synopsis per Goodreads:
In a small New England town, in the early 60s, 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 - including Jamie's mother and beloved sister - feel the same about Reverend Jacobs. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond, based on their fascination with simple experiments in electricity.

Then tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, the preacher curses God, mocking all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. In his mid-thirties, he is living a nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll. Addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate, he sees Jacobs again - a showman on stage, creating dazzling 'portraits in lightning' - and their meeting has profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil's devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings. Because for every cure there is a price . . .

This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written. It's a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe.
Why I want to read this:

Because, it's Stephen King, duh.  Omg though, this seems to step away from the whole Mr.Mercedes weirdness of books that he's got going on lately.  He's gone back to New England, with some spookydookyfreakydeaky stuff going on.  I can't wait to read this book, I really hope it won't disappoint me, I keep saying I wish he'd go back on drugs so we can get books like he used to write LOL

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  1. Oooh Great Pick! I d have to be in the mood for this one. I hope you enjoy :)

    My WoW pick

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  2. This sounds great! I will have to check it out!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings