Jonathan McElhatten asked:
You guys mind if I ask a REALLY dumb question? Without giving out any spoilers (I don't want to ruin it for anybody else), does Revival fit anywhere in the Dark Tower mythos, or is it simply a book and universe of its own, having nothing to do with the Dark Tower series?
James There are several places (Castle Rock, Jerusalem's Lot, Joyland) mentioned that connect this story to his overall world. There is also a band named first the Gunslingers and then the Chrome Roses. Both of these names are references to the Dark Tower series. I'm sure there are more that I missed.
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[I was thinking Dark Tower too. There was one line that said something about life being a circle and how things have a way of circling back to the beginning. Can't remember exactly how it was phrased. I also thought this may have been in connection with The Mist as well. The gateway the military opens up let's all those strange creatures through. There is also mention of "looking through the keyhole." Don't know if that had something to do with the book Wind Through the Keyhole? I totally want a sequel though! (hide spoiler)]
Robert Michael I thought the same thing when reading thorough this. It's hard not to look for connections to King's larger universe, but that Ivy covered door has to be something... right????
Jane Just about anything he writes fits into the Dark Tower mythos in some way. The Dark Tower is the King universe, so everything he writes will tie back in at some point in some tiny way. But that's just my opinion. I have, however, been reading him since Carrie was released, and that was nearly 40 years ago now, and I believe even that book has a tie in or two.