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Joyland Set in a small town North Carolina amusement park in , 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 Joyland is a brand new novel and has never previously been published ➷ [Reading] ➹ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space By Muriel Dimen ➬ – 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 ❴KINDLE❵ ❆ Insight and Interpretation Author Roy Schafer – the fate of a dying child ❮Reading❯ ➳ Good People in an Evil Time ➬ Author Svetlana Broz – and the ways both will change his life forever Joyland is a brand new novel and has never previously been published

10 thoughts on “Joyland

  1. says:

    You gotta agree Stephen King can tell a story like few others can Maybe it s because he can see the world in the way most of us do not, and then grants us the privilege to experience it through his eyes for a few hundred pages the world that can be unsettling and scary and fascinating and different in subtle little ways that change the way you view it at least for a little whil

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    If I ever were to meet Stephen King, I imagine that the conversation would go something like this A Mr King, what a pleasure it is to meet you I m glad to have this opportunity because I owe you an apology.SK An apology We don t even know each other Why would you need to apologize to me A I m sorry for avoiding your books all of these years and for thinking that you were a one dime

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    OMG I love this King book I had a feeling I might just from reading the synopsis of the book It just blew me away I loved the atmosphere of the carnival I fell in love with Devin, Tom, Erin, Mike, Milo, Annie and a few other side characters I felt like I was in the book with each one of them and I could see all of the old carny rides and amusements I could feel the old mystery of the g

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    There s a ghost that appears in the haunted house ride of an amusement park in the 1970s Jinkies Is this a Hard Case Crime book or an episode of Scooby Doo Actually, it s a Stephen King novel And as we found out the last time Uncle Stevie wrote a book for the HCC line he doesn t have a problem with blurring the line between crime and supernatural Since HCC needs all the help it can get I m

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    Now I know how Neil DeGrasse Tyson felt while he watched the movie Gravity.I give Joyland three stars as far as story goes, and a one star when I take into consideration that Stephen got everything wrong about how amusement parks are run He obviously did zero research The most believable thing in this book is the ghost part, but I know the vast majority of you out there did not spend twenty od

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    I am not sure what bubble I was living in that I hadn t heard about Stephen King s new book JOYLAND, so it was just luck that the day it was released, I just happened to in the book store browsing The cover shouted out look at meeeee I quickly grabbed a copy off the shelf, and thought to myself, Mine, mine, mine When I finally got around to reading it, I was not disappointedThis was one of those S

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    JoyLand is a slow burn of a book and that was alright by me I love getting to know King s characters and Devin Jones is no exception He s our young, intelligent narrator, burning with the passion and enthusiasm of youth he is also healing a broken heart, his first, when he signs up to work at the carnival This is a Hard Case Crime file so one would expect a murder or two and there is, except it happen

  8. says:

    Joyland by Stephen KingJoyland is not a typical Stephen King book If you are looking for horror, supernatural gore, scary clowns, vampires, fire setters or children who come back from the dead, or any other really scary parts you will not find them in this book This book is not like the typical books Stephen King wrote in the 80 s.I had not read a Stephen King book in many years prior to picking this book

  9. says:

    4 stars All you King fans out there are going to read this anyway Go for it, be a Rube, its worth the price of admission For anyone else who s curious about all the kerfuffle over King, maybe test the waters with this No, it s not his best but it s pretty great It s short, leans towards paranormal rather than horror in case horror isn t your thing, and you gotta love that hardcore pulp fiction cover Tons of s

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    Written for the Hard Case Crime line of paperback novels, Stephen King s Joyland may look like a duck with its tantalizing pulp cover making promises of sex and violence but it definitely doesn t quack In fact, it s another kind of animal altogether, a coming of age tale tinged with the bittersweet tang of nostalgia and the wistful remembrances of what was and what might have been This isn t new territory for Kin

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About the Author: Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.