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Joyland

Joyland 1

by Stephen King
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/07/2014
5/5 Rating 1 Reviews
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A STUNNING NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME - NOW OUT IN MASS MARKET PAPERBACK! The #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

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
ISBN:
9781781167694
9781781167694
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-07-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Titan Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
171x105x22mm
Weight:
0.15kg
Stephen King

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Sleeping Beauties (co-written with his son Owen King), the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, the Bill Hodges trilogy End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel, and shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award).

Many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films, television series and streamed events including The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and It.

King is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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5 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • a darn good read

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    Joyland is the 35th stand-alone novel by popular American author, Stephen King. When twenty-one-year-old Devin Jones starts his summer job at Joyland, he’s just there to earn money for College, but before the year is out, his life has been radically changed. To begin with, he learns a lot and makes some true friends. He finds he likes the job, the variety of his chores, even “wearing the fur”, dressing up as Howie the Happy Hound.

    But there’s a story that the Horror House is haunted by the ghost of a girl who was murdered there four years earlier, and Devin is curious. He stays on when all the summer temps leave, and makes friends with a crippled boy, his little dog and eventually, his beautiful mother. But he has no idea just what effect his curiosity will have, and whom it will endanger.

    Once again, the master story teller is at the top of his game. His characters have enough depth and appeal enough to endear them to the reader, while his plot is wholly believable. This is a coming-of-age tale that has humour, heartache, a mystery with twists and red herrings, and an exciting climax. Once again, King does not disappoint. Horror it isn’t, but a darn good read is an apt description.