According to the press release, the new Stephen King novel, Revival, features “the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written.” The Independent says it “practically screams ‘return to form’.” Critics say it’s a riff on Frankenstein, it’s King’s mad scientist book, it’s a tribute to H.P. Lovecraft. Stephen King books arrive in a cloud of advance hype with everyone, from his marketing department to his critics, telling us what each book is really about. But the joy of Revival lies in going in cold. So stop reading now, and just go read it for yourself. You won’t be sorry. But for a longer, spoilery discussion of where it fits into The King’s Canon, hit the jump.