The Revisionaries

The Revisionaries Review

All is not boding well for Father Julius. . .

A street preacher decked out in denim robes and running shoes, Julius is a source of inspiration for a community that knows nothing of his scandalous origins.

But when a nearby mental hospital releases its patients to run amok in his neighborhood, his trusted if bedraggled flock turns expectantly to Julius to find out what’s going on. Amid the descending chaos, Julius encounters a hospital escapee who babbles prophecies of doom, and the growing palpable sense of impending danger intensifies. . . as does the feeling that everyone may be relying on a street preacher just a little too much.

Still, Julius decides he must confront the forces that threaten his congregation—including the peculiar followers of a religious cult, the mysterious men and women dressed all in red seen fleetingly amid the bedlam, and an enigmatic smoking figure who seems to know what’s going to happen just before it does.

In the end, The Revisionaries is a wildly imaginative, masterfully rendered, and suspenseful tale that conjures the bold outlandishness stylishness of Thomas Pynchon, Margaret Atwood, and Alan Moore—while being unlike anything that’s come before.

Title:The Revisionaries
Edition Language:English

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  • Ron Charles

    I spent 24 hours clawing through the tangled thicket of A.R. Moxon’s gargantuan debut novel, “The Revisionaries.” Throughout that lonely ordeal, I was baffled, dazzled, angered and awed. In betw...

  • Doug

    4.5, rounded up.Update 1/10/20: In retrospect, I think my original review below reads somewhat too harshly (although I was THRILLED the author himself 'liked' it!!), and may unfortunately dissuade peo...

  • Kristian

    Perhaps the best work of literary fiction to come out of the 2010s. And very last minute at that.If you claim to have outgrown your fascination with the word ”quantum” but still secretly wonder (n...

  • Jason Pettus

    I recently made the decision to start accepting advance review copies (or ARCs) of soon-to-be-published novels again, for the first time in three years; and then almost immediately I started regrettin...

  • juanito moore

    I've been reading versions of this book since it was only a quarter written, and it has consistently been one of my favorite things to read. I am not a sophisticated reader -- some world class literat...

  • Adam Wing

    Oh, man. What do I even say about this book? Whoof. How do I describe it?…A.R. Moxon’s debut novel, The Revisionaries isn’t a time travel story, yet reading it is undoubtedly what it feels like ...

  • Ryan Winfield

    It’s a huuuge book, but it makes great use of every page. You need to focus to read this book, it’s not for skimming, and if you try, you’ll find yourself going back to re-read what you hurried ...

  • Lynn

    Not gonna lie: I read this book because I follow its author on Twitter. Under the handle @JuliusGoat, he opines about politics with a cutting-edge wit and insight. This is his first novel, but I doubt...

  • Josh

    There's a little-known law in literature: If all the blurbs on a book jacket are attributed to "Author of...," that book will kind of suck.And I do mean "kind of." It won't be TERRIBLE. It will be...t...

  • Annarella

    I found this book engrossing and entertaining but also full of food for thought.The plot is well crafted, the world building is amazing and the characters are fleshed out.An excellent read, recommende...