Joyland

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Categories: Fiction » Mystery
teecherc says:
It was surprising to find a book by horror master Stephen King under the "True Crime" label. King has written some excellent tales without any supernatural element, so I thought I'd give
... this one a go. The story did include some psychic ability and some ghosts, but nothing really horrible or scary; it's just a well-structured fable that was enjoyable to read. He takes that very American of pasttimes, the amusement park, and makes it seem as if he had been working there himself in his salad days. A note in the back clears that up nicely - it was all done with mirrors, or in authorspeak, "research", with a little artistic licence tacked on for good measure. Nevertheless, there is one sour note that unfortunately mars the whole project: while the plot element of the disabled boy and his "hot momma" was necessary to the story, this was mawkish in a way that only American writers can do, creating a saccharine aftertaste that made the whole book feel a bit limp. It hasn't put me off Stephen King - when he's good, he's very, very good, and when he's bad, he's still readable - but in my opinion, this one is only an average effort.MoreLess
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Guest a year ago

I can't believe, that halfway through the book it just stops and you can't finish reading it!

Guest 3 months ago

I know, its because it has DRM(digital rights management) protection. So, after four years I thought I'd check it again. Nothing has changed. If only we'd get ghost writers who would post them but Google and Bing are always on the lookout

Guest a year ago

Dont know. Only half loaded. Pure caca

Guest a year ago

I'm going to guess since this is a crime drama with helpful ghosts, that the guy who Dev just tried to save dies. Then, I'm going to guess that it's Lane who's the killer.

Guest a year ago

Where is the rest of the book?????

Guest a year ago

I enjoyed the first half of the book. I had to go to the library to read the second half. I liked the book

Guest a year ago

have to click on ebook version...the full screen version does indeed end prematurely

Guest 2 years ago

I liked reading this book online, right up to the point where someone failed to upload the rest of it. It's like getting to the really good part and someone steals your book!

Guest a year ago

wtf

Guest a year ago

Caca
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