Cover revealed for Revival

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  1. carrie's younger brother
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    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I like it! Leaves a lot to the imagination, but I absolutely love how SK's name is so big and forceful with the lightning running through it. From the description, I am really looking forward to this one!

    Revivial - Coming November 11th 2014
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  2. HollyGolightly
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    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I can't wait for this one! We're so lucky with two coming out this year - right on the heels of Dr. Sleep. All is well with the universe.
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  3. king family fan
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    king family fan Prolific member

    Can't wait either.
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  4. RichardX
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    RichardX Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to the book, but not a fan of the cover. Interested to see what the UK cover looks like.
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  5. kingricefan
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Well, my summer and fall reading is covered now- one new King novel for each season! Woohoo!!! Of course there'll be other books read during these times, but none as good as King's.
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  6. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...I look forward with cookie fueled anticipation...but the cover?...I am completely and utterly underwhelmed!!!...that's the best they could do????...for God's sake, I coulda Googled a better cover...they should hang their heads over this one...
  7. king family fan
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    king family fan Prolific member

    Well said.
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...well, I don't mean to rant or sully, if you will, but that cover just screams "generic"....
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  9. HollyGolightly
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    I do wish the cover had some artwork that is more revealing about the story, but it's lightning and I love storms, so it'll do for me. Mostly excited about the words written inside. I wonder if cover art on books is going the way of cover art on albums - as in goodbye. You have a good point GNT.
  10. carrie's younger brother
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    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I think you are all missing the point. The artwork is the font and how it is stacked and so bold. It reminds me of old movie posters. It makes such statement!
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  11. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...I'm not missing any such point...it doesn't strike me as much more marquee than any other cover...I'm not shatting on your enjoyment of it, but the only statement it makes to ME is "unimaginative"....by way of example-here are a couple of covers that I personally find evocative and well done-and despite the author's stature, draw me to the book...

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  12. jacobtlong
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    jacobtlong Your Resident Anime Fiend

    Cover art looks very bland to me, too. Looks more like a James Patterson book cover than a Stephen King one.

    At least the cover for Mr. Mercedes looks a bit more interesting, though. There's that.
  13. HollyGolightly
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    I think these are my favorite
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    I recently started reading The Bachman Books and in the updated forward SK talks about how and why they were written and why by Bachman and such. Aren't we lucky that he is so willing to share all that with us in his forwards and epilogues? It makes reading his work even more awesome.
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  14. carrie's younger brother
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    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Other than the 'Salem's Lot cover, (which I have always loved) the other two are dreadful in my opinion. It's all just a matter of personal opinion; I'm not saying one type or another is any better. I just happen to like minimalist covers. It's all good though.
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  15. carrie's younger brother
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    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    There was another SK cover that consisted of just type. There may be others, but this is the one that comes to mind first.

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  16. danie
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    danie AKA danie

    I read Insomnia under this cover. One of my favorites. But I like the one above too. If "STEPHEN KING" is marching across the front, it's ALL good for me!
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  17. Sundrop
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    Sundrop the Great & Wonderful

    I kinda like the cover.....I love lightning and storms. The art gives me just enough for my imagination to take over.
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  18. fushingfeef
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    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    I'm psyched any time I see a new SK cover!
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  19. doowopgirl
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    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I like the cover. I see it as not lurid, but as has been said minimalist. It is dramatic. I get the UK covers here and we do tend to get the less colorful ones. But I kind of like the idea that you really have no idea what it's about.
  20. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Underwhelmed by the cover. The balance on the Mr. Mercedes was much better (of the newest books). Truth be told, I like covers better when Mr. King's name isn't the primary part. I know books sell by his name, but that isn't (and shouldn't be) the only reason to buy them. Just my humble opinion--I'll take the words any way I can get them :)

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