Revival (2014) by Stephen King is what I'd call one of his more literary works (as opposed to low-brow, otherwise known as trashy). In terms of quality, I'd put it at the mid-level.
Revival starts with a long paean to family life in small town New England, following the story of a 6 year old boy Jamie. He meets a young preacher, Charles Daniel Jacobs, who casts a long shadow over him when they meet, and that shadow returns several times in Jamie's life. Jacobs is fascinated with electricity. He endures a horrible tragedy that turns him into a cynic and he leaves town.
The boy grows to be a rhythm guitarist who acquires a bad drug addiction, but is "saved" by the former preacher. Jamie ends up as a studio technician and sometimes musician in Colorado, living a satisfying and low-key life ... until the shadow of Jacobs returns. The man is still researching secret electricity and still using his charisma and showmanship to that end. Eventually the book picks up steam and readers are treated to full-blown Lovecraftian nightmares.
It's something of a slog through the literary and well-written New England stuff, if you're looking for supernatural thrills. In the second act, the description of drug addiction had me worried that we'd get stuck in the addiction doldrums like Danny's story of alcoholism in Doctor Sleep. Fortunately this doesn't subsume too much of the book and we eventually get into more mad-scientist fare. You may have trouble putting the book down near the end (I did!) I thought I knew what Jacobs' eventual goal was, but I was pleasantly surprised.
I would recommend this book to fans of Stephen King who want to read everything he publishes, or to Lovecraft fans who want to read everything vaguely HPL-related. You won't forget the depiction of the world beyond the ivy door, and of Mother. However if you lack patience in getting to the good stuff, this book might not be for you.
Revivalby Stephen King. Call number: PS3561.I483 R48 2014