Thursday, 27 June 2013
Joyland - Stephen King
Twenty-one year old Devin is heartbroken after his girlfriend finishes with him and is spending the summer working at Joyland amusement park. He learns of a ride that is supposed to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman who was murdered there and tries to find out what happened, but there is so much more to the story than that. It's part mystery and part coming of age but is slightly eerie rather than a horror novel. The story is told from Devin's point of view years later when he's looking back at that time in his life
"That fall was the most beautiful of my life. Even forty years later I can say that. And I was never so unhappy, I can say that, too."
I've always thought that Stephen King is a very good storyteller, one of the best in fact and with Joyland he doesn't disappoint. Now roll on September and Doctor Sleep.
Rating: 4 out of 5