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Joyland (Hard Case Crime Novels) Mass Market Paperback – May 27, 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars 4,868 ratings
Part of: Hard Case Crime (69 Books)

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"Joyland is one of Stephen King’s best novels." - Horror Movie Reviews

"This book is one of those thrills we come across every so often when least expected!" - Hellnotes

"Joyland is one of Stephen King’s best novels" - Horror Movie Reviews

"King saved the big scares for Dr. Sleep, but Joyland is ultimately superior." -  Complex’s Best Books of 2013

"Set in a dying amusement park in the south, Joyland features a ghost and a serial killer, but the real heart of the novel is a coming of age story, one that took me vividly back to my own youth, working the rides at Uncle Milty's in Bayonne." - George R.R Martin

"Joyland is full of nostalgia and some really sweet moments that had me tearing up. It's easy to forget that anything else is going on, you're so wrapped up in the lives of these characters.
4.5 out of 5 Stars (read it, read it now)" - Only The Best SciFi


"This one’s a must for King fans and may also attract YA readers." – Library Journal

"...period murder mystery with a heart...King brings his usual finesse to this tale’s mystery elements" – Publishers Weekly

"...the book...features some of King's most graceful writing...ruminative, amused, digressive, marvelously unaffected, and finally, devastatingly sad." – Entertainment Weekly 

"An amusement park and murder figure into a coming-of-age tale in this miniature thriller with a hint of the supernatural." – Los Angeles Times

“Undeniable…charm [and] aching nostalgia…[JOYLAND] reads like a heartfelt memoir and might be King’s gentlest book, a canny channeling of the inner peace one can find within outer tumult.” – Booklist

"Wrapped in a gloriously pulpy cover, Joyland is a coming-of-age story set in 1973 at a North Carolina amusement park -- creepy! -- that's haunted by a murderer." – Time Magazine

"Stephen King's carny-saturated Joyland evokes the ghosts of summers past -- literally." – New York Magazine

Joyland, by Stephen King (Hard Case Crime, June). An old-school, pulpy paperback ghost story set in a North Carolina amusement park.” – Departures Magazine

“King's latest thriller, a PG-13 pulp paperback crime novel takes place at a remote carny park where college kid Devin is desperate to see the ghost of a girl whose murderer might still be
lurking around the hot dog stands.” – Cosmopolitan Magazine

Joyland is a joy. A gem whatever its genre.” – Tor.com
 
 "This is a wonderful return to old school King." – We Love This Book

"Joyland is a fantastic story. This is a compelling and yet oddly gentle tale of a young man experiencing the ache of heartbreak and the curve-balls life can throw at you." – Geek Native
 
"From horror authority Stephen King comes some hard-boiled action, with all the elements of a good crime novel—including the early ’70s, southern secrets, carnivals, and a meddling college kid." – The Daily Muse

"If you’re a King fan you may want to set this on your wishlist " – Bookmuch 

"This Joyland is not innocent, of course. Its retro thrills include an enticingly steamy cover, Hard Case Crime’s sensually tactile paperback format, and a cover line that asks, “Who Dares Enter the Funhouse of Fear?”" – New York Times

“It’s good to have a book like this now – simple, sweet, and not a little scary – to remind us that among the prequels and sequels, the epics and the TV miniseries, Stephen King can still spin one hell of a little yarn.” “As usual, King slips in and out of genre effortlessly, but it’s gratifying that at the core of Joyland exists a story worthy of being called a Hard Case Crime.” “Misdirection and red herrings abound, delightfully, and the weather-ravaged denouement could play out as the conclusion to a Donald Westlake or Lawrence Block novel.” FEARnet 
 
"Red meat for any Stephen King fan." – TalkStephenKing.com 

“This is a Stephen King novel that you can start on your vacation and actually finish before the flight home.” – Men’s Health, Selected By Amazon

“A remarkable tour-de-force.” Comic Book Resources

"This is Stephen King at his emotional best." – Florida Times-Union

“It is easy to connect with Devin as well as many of the secondary characters as King develops this descriptive, entertaining tale of personal growth and murder.” –
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"Joyland is pretty much perfect in its pursuit of diversion." “This story of a broken  heart, a summer job and a beach amusement park — infused with ghosts, killers and a boy with "the sight" — is lovingly streamlined. It starts strong, ends stronger. Sturdy finales are never a given with King, but this one, Constant Readers, will have you gasping and, ultimately, blinking back big fat tears." "The ultimate "beach" book from one of literature's slyest entertainers."Tampa Bay Times
 
“As you read the dialogue, the book becomes less a story about a summer’s mystery than a tale of entry into another, coexisting world, one with its own rules, codes, and language.” “The splashy and aggressively sexy packaging is the tip of the iceberg.” – LA Review of Books

 “[a] fun book with a touch of winter’s chill around the edges” Tor.com
 

About the Author

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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  • Item Weight : 5.3 ounces
  • Mass Market Paperback : 320 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1781167694
  • Product dimensions : 4.11 x 0.86 x 6.75 inches
  • Publisher : Hard Case Crime (May 27, 2014)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,868 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars Entirely under-rated King novel - King does coming of age like no other!
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5.0 out of 5 stars just like the rest of us
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5.0 out of 5 stars King remains on form with this horror thriller
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2.0 out of 5 stars Joyland isn’t ranked with Stephen King’s best work. That accolade often belongs to The Stand
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