Joyland - Stephen King

Joyland

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2013-06-04
  • Genre: Hard-Boiled
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 617 Ratings

Description

A STUNNING  NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME!

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

Reviews

  • A Fun Read

    5
    By presentman
    Great summer read, took me right back to being 21 in way only King can do.
  • So good.

    5
    By E. Rouco
    Straight to the heart. Stephen King is a master. I loved this book and am sad the story ended. It was that good.
  • Joyland

    5
    By StarMountain#7
    Enjoyable book, feeds the soul of your youth. Intertwines all humanly emotions. Stephen King is a fabulous writer.
  • A superb read

    5
    By Bigcurt1948
    If you don’t shed a tear with the reading of this novella, then I feel sorry for you. I had a hard time putting it down and sorry that it ended. Maybe a movie can bring this to life. Of course I am an avid King reader and will continue to be.
  • Life is tough

    5
    By papa dyer
    Being handicapped doesn’t stop life but makes each moment more precious. Life will go on but memories last and last.
  • Joyland

    4
    By Am book reader
    A real “Joy”. The cover put me off but after reading it, it’s perfect. Enjoyed and recommend . Probably the only King book I haven’t read so a delightful surprise.
  • Stephen King does it again

    5
    By Momma lips
    I just loved this story! Not his scariest but like The Stand, which is one of my favorites, his characters and story line made me wish for more. He is turning into a softie and I love it.
  • Must Read

    5
    By Zurkia
    This is a must read! Loved this book.
  • Carnival Murder Mystery

    4
    By Toni FGMAMTC
    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 side ghost story.
  • Great Read

    5
    By Vega00
    This was a great book to read by a great author definitely one of Kings best.

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