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Joyland | by Stephen King


Joyland by Stephen King
(Hard Case Crime, 2013, 288 pages)

“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 think this was the shortest Stephen King book I’ve read, but it is a thoroughly enjoyable little read. It has murder, ghosts, and psychics but it is more of a crime novel than a horror story. If you want a great story in an interesting setting pick up this little gem.


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