Joyland (Hard Case Crime) - Stephen King Reviews
Description:ISBN 1781162646 / Genre: Crime / Thriller / Author: Stephen King / Paperback / 304 Pages / Book is published 2013-06-07 by Hard Case ... more
Newest Review: ... down to essentials) very little happens and turns it into a tale that you just can't put down. It's a slow-burning thriller; ... more
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Pages: 288, Paperback, Hard Case Crime (Titan Books)
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by - written on 18/10/13 (Very useful, 43 readings)
"Don't judge a book by its cover", or so the saying goes. And in the case of Joyland that's a very good piece of advice. Based on the cover (and the publisher - Hard Case Crime), you would probably expect a noir detective novel, perhaps something in the mode of Sam Spade or Philip Marlowe. What you actually get is a fairly typical Stephen King supernatural thriller. Not that this is a bad thing. Whilst Joyland might be a little different to some of King's recent efforts, its main focus (how the supernatural might impact on the lives of ordinary people) is pure King and has at least some elements in common with novels like The Shining, Stand by Me ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/07/13 (Useful, 16 readings)
In the clowns, paranormal activity and death King is often overlooked for his ability to write human feelings and relationship, he was the man who wrote The Green Mile, after all. Devin decides to take on a job at a small theme park during a summer between school and college in the 1970's, a recipe for a heartache. Upon arrival he learns of the ghost that lurks in the haunted house, the spirit left of a woman murdered there. A murder that was never solved but unravels throughout this story. Horror fans may be disappointed as this is less about horror and more about friendship, getting over first loves and that stage between childhood and ... Read the complete review
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