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by Stephen King
genre: crime, paranormal, set in the 1970s
Seriously, what was the hype? Find out why I gave it a 1.5 out of 5 stars!
(Taken from Goodreads)
Joyland is a whodunit noir crime novel and a haunting ghost story set in the world of an amusement park.
It tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a ‘carny’ in small-town North Carolina and has to confront the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the way both will change his life forever. It is also a wonderful coming-of-age novel about friendship, loss, and your first heartbreak. Who dares enter the funhouse of fear?
Since this was Stephen King, I knew there was going to be a lot of hype. I’ve read only Misery which I enjoyed. But I have always wanted to go back and read more. After all, he is a famous writer. This book, in my opinion, was over-hyped. Continue reading