Joyland

Joyland

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 07/06/2013
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Joyland
A bit of a let-down
I was pretty excited when this book turned up in a tote at work and quickly grabbed a copy. It went on my huge 'to read' pile but was destined to be read s... READ MORE
Julie R Kendrick at Kettering
Joyland
This was a great little read
One of the reasons why I think i enjoyed this book so much ( and maybe a reason I shouldn't admit) was that it was short compared to his other bricks. I do... READ MORE
Stephen Haskins
Joyland
A scary crime story.
Including familiar Stephen King concepts of growing up, children with unusal abilities and horror, this is a great little crime novel. Set in an amusement ... READ MORE
Lucy OConnor Walton on Thames
Joyland
Stephen King does it again!
I don’t think any other author has written so many books in so many genres and with so many wide-ranging themes; from full-on horror to psychological chill... READ MORE
Lance

Synopsis

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

  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781781162644
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 210g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 18 mm

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Joyland
Joyland
It was a very enjoyable read! I espcially enjoyed the spin on the personalities of the characters and how the author unfolded the story.
Ilona
Joyland
Old style King at his best
We all know King. We all know that King can write epic, sprawling, huge and fantastical stories. But there are times when King is at his best when he scale... READ MORE
IfTheseBooksCouldTalk
Joyland
True King!
As a fan of Stephen King I always look forward to his new books and I was especially excited about this one after reading The Colorado Kid. I was not disap... READ MORE
Gotti234
Joyland
Brilliant, SK does it again....
Before I review this book it's only fair to say I am a huge SK fan. Joyland is a crime thriller set in an amusement park in 1973 told (flashback style) by... READ MORE
wch1968
Joyland
Page-turner
One of King's great, indulgent reads. No lagging behind with characters or story here, this is truly pulp fiction at its very best.
JVI
Joyland
Simply Stunning!!
King is really one of the very best. This coming of age story is just amazing. It’s got a small sprinkling of Stand By Me in it, and gives you a feeling on... READ MORE
Matt  Berry