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Both have people trying to subvert the natural process of death, with horrifying results.Ag
Agree on both - Pet Semetary has the horror element of losing a loved family member while Revival deals with what happens to them and us after death. I think they are very similar structure wise, at least in the ending reveal.
Interesting. This might not be exactly what you're getting at, but I felt it was a little slow in places. Well, not slow, just not scary, heh. But I was also thinking that was intentional--it fit the whole idea of Jacobs and the growing horror with him coming in and out of the narrator's life at different times, with the in between times basically being normal.However, the execution is what I wonder about. Could have been more words devoted to what was happening, and maybe a switch to third person would have been in order (not a longer book, just maybe cut out some of the other stuff and do more on the afterlife).
I neither loved nor hated it; I accepted it as one of those endings where things return to "normal" after a preview of the horror that could have been, and after all the people affected have perished. And the main character is somewhere in limbo - neither doomed by his experience, nor completely off the hook. Maybe this is all the more frightening because this is how things usually work out in reality. "This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper."Defo a love or hate ending.
Now see im the oposite i thought the book was great throughout EXCEPT the ending,i didnt like it at all.I loved Revival.It has become my 3rd favorite King book.People seem to either love it or hate it.What's not to love? Even if you hate the whole book doesn't the ending make up for it? It may be my favorite King ending of all books but I have forgotten much of what I have read so sometime here during my reread I might change my opinion but no matter what I will always think the ending of Revival is spectacular!
Agreed. I've been interested, and saddened, to see how Mr. King's gradual loss of faith over the decades is so intertwined with, and evident in, his writing.I'm the opposite of most: I enjoyed most of the book very much. Didn't like the ending at all. I wasn't scared, more like "where did THAT come from?!?"