Joyland - Stephen King

Joyland

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2013-06-04
  • Genre: Hard-Boiled
Score: 4
4
From 310 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

  • 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.
  • Not King’s Best

    3
    By mikey12384
    This book is definitely not one of KIng’s best. The first half, or hundred pages or so, is pretty uneventful and not an interesting read unless one has a keen interest in the carnival life, or carny folk. The second half is more engaging, where the story gets more interesting and the reader meets some colorful characters, even if some of these characters i.e. Mike the wheelchair kid, seem borrowed from some B 80s horror movie. The ending when the mystery is solved didn’t really satisfy me either and again seemed borrowed from an earlier era. All in All I’d advise another reader to sit this one out.
  • Joyland

    5
    By SAppelquist
    One of S. King's best in recent years. Love the setting at a carnival. Interesting characters. A mystery, crime novel and ghost story, all rolled in one.
  • Joyland

    5
    By Wolfhead9
    Another oage turner from the master. Couldn't put it down. Thanks Mr. King!
  • Sentimental Memoir

    1
    By Khuyrg
    This is a good book if you want a feel-good memoir of a college student's summer break. If you want mystery, horror, creepiness like I did - you will get none.
  • The King

    5
    By pacomar
    Its been a while now since I enjoyed a read as much as I did this one . King is a master of weaving with words, a wonderful and mesmerizing carpet ride into fantasy!
  • Great book

    5
    By SuperH7
    A great story with great characters