A question about the timeline in Revival. ***SPOILERS!***

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Jan 13, 2015
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Hey guys! New here so hopefully this is the right place to ask a question about Revival.... I literally just finished the book. Holy crap I loved it.

I'm a HUGE Lovecraft fan and to have Mr. King so openly dabble with his mythos makes me giddy as a little schoolgirl.

But to the question..... A small detail (but really probably is a HUGE detail that I'm overlooking)

SPOILERS AHEAD::


At the very end. On the last chapter "Aftereffects" - Jamie mentions "those things happened three years ago. (I assumed he is talking about the Mother incident on Skytop correct?). Which the timeline, according to the letters received by Jacobs in February and March of 2014 seems to have happened in the summer of 2014... Right?

BUT... at the very end. He has the dates April 6th,2013-December 27th,2013

This confused me. I'm apparently missing something here.... Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks !
-adam baker
 

FlakeNoir

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#2
Hey guys! New here so hopefully this is the right place to ask a question about Revival.... I literally just finished the book. Holy crap I loved it.

I'm a HUGE Lovecraft fan and to have Mr. King so openly dabble with his mythos makes me giddy as a little schoolgirl.

But to the question..... A small detail (but really probably is a HUGE detail that I'm overlooking)

SPOILERS AHEAD::


At the very end. On the last chapter "Aftereffects" - Jamie mentions "those things happened three years ago. (I assumed he is talking about the Mother incident on Skytop correct?). Which the timeline, according to the letters received by Jacobs in February and March of 2014 seems to have happened in the summer of 2014... Right?

BUT... at the very end. He has the dates April 6th,2013-December 27th,2013

This confused me. I'm apparently missing something here.... Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks !
-adam baker
That is the time frame in which Stephen wrote the book. He often writes this at the end of his stories. :)
 
Jan 13, 2015
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#4
Well I feel Like an idiot now.. lol

Sorry, I
guess the whole time I was reading it I was doing timeframe math of ages and occurrences in my head... I was so hyped up after reading it I started digging through the pages like "wait?! 2013?!!? what happened!?! was this all a mind trick and he's in an institute!?!?"

DOH.
 

FlakeNoir

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#5
Well I feel Like an idiot now.. lol

Sorry, I
guess the whole time I was reading it I was doing timeframe math of ages and occurrences in my head... I was so hyped up after reading it I started digging through the pages like "wait?! 2013?!!? what happened!?! was this all a mind trick and he's in an institute!?!?"

DOH.
No, do not feel bad at all, this has come up before so you're not the only one. :)
 

GNTLGNT

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#6
Well I feel Like an idiot now.. lol

Sorry, I
guess the whole time I was reading it I was doing timeframe math of ages and occurrences in my head... I was so hyped up after reading it I started digging through the pages like "wait?! 2013?!!? what happened!?! was this all a mind trick and he's in an institute!?!?"

DOH.
 
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