“Joyland is a breathtaking, beautiful, heartbreaking book....Even the most hardboiled readers will find themselves moved” (Charles Ardai, Edgar- and Shamus Award-winning editor of Hard Case Crime).
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. Joyland is a brand-new novel and has never previously been published.
Good old fashioned King story. Good narrator. Listened straight through.
Wonderfully written and well read. Enjoy the journey.
Overpriced and Shallow
Not much here. Very little depth and King throws in extreme vulgarities and lewd descriptions here and there that just don't seem to fit. Story for the most part is boy loses "hot" girlfriend but quickly finds "smoking hot" replacement with an almost nonexistent back story of serial killing. Blah blah blah. Story never takes off and there is little to no suspense. Not worth the price. Wish I had read the reviews before purchasing.