Just now finished up Stephen King's new one, REVIVAL. It took a little work because it's a slow starter, well over a hundred pages in before anything supernatural occurs. But when the weird kicks in, it really kicks in. The book has an interesting dedication, mentioning many of the heavyweights of horror, from Mary Shelley to Lovecraft to Arthur Machen. And as I read, I could see what influences each writer had, with the three mentioned above being perhaps the strongest.
What interested me though, Lovecraft fan that I am, was how King used
and adapted HPL's material, twisting to fit his own strange pantheon of
supernatural beings. Though much is being made of the 'Lovecraftian' elements in REVIVAL, this is, by no means. a mythos novel. It just
dances along the edge. I started the book this morning after breakfast
and finished it at dinner time, so that shows you that I enjoyed it.
Anyway, I don't want to give away any details, so this is a no
synopsis review. You should read REVIVAL yourself. Recommended.