A STUNNING NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME!Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying... show more
A STUNNING NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME!Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever."I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book." – Stephen King
Publish date: June 4th 2013
Publisher: Hard Case Crime
Pages no: 283
Edition language: English
I don’t know what I loved more, the story or that Michael Kelly was reading this novel to me. Listening to this novel on CD, I was taken back by how much I enjoyed his narration. Michael was perfect for this novel, for his tone was calm and collective. As he read, it was his mannerism and his voice ...
It was campy Hardy Boys, you know what's waiting for you with the sickly boy, it's a virgin boy fantasy, the protagonist is a Stu. All things you could say this is.It was lovely read. Sweeps you up in nostalgia, and that sweet emotional minefield of youth, and makes no apologies.It is what it is, an...
This isn't a Stephen King book about which I'd heard very much. Not sure why because it was excellent. Tore through it in a couple of days. It's not standard King horror, beyond a touch of supernatural. Don't be fooled or put off by the pulpy cover. It's a wonderful story--a murder mystery combined ...
This is great for someone wanting a little spooky without actual horror. It's a murder mystery and sort of a coming of age tale. I got into it. It has that eerie feeling like something is coming throughout and is pretty good storytelling in my opinion, kind of feels like a longer version of camp ...
Man when Stephen King is "on" he is "on". I loved everything about this book. I am not going to lie, you have to get past the first few chapters because things kind of drag. When the main character goes back to his time before returning to college and his experiences at Joyland (amusement park in No...