Joyland

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Titan Publishing Group Lt, Jun 1, 2013 - Fiction - 283 pages
6 Reviews
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

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Review: Joyland

User Review  - Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~ - Goodreads

Yay!!! This book was excellent. I enjoyed it so much. King can write an HCC any day and I would eat it up with a spoon. This one was full of great characters that just grab your attention and pulls you in. I hope he writes more like this. :) Read full review

Review: Joyland (Hard Case Crime #112)

User Review  - Chris Meigh - Goodreads

Whilst Joyland is a perfectly good coming of age story, it is sold as a hard-case crime novel: that it certainly is not. I struggled to get through it, which is unusual for a Stephen King novel, and ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes 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. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.

Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.

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