Oct. 2014's SK Flavor of the Month - Joyland

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Oct. 2014's SK Flavor of the Month - Joyland

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okt 1, 2014, 6:26pm

One of the Hard Case Crime series and October's book of the month.

okt 4, 2014, 3:30am

I found this at B&N for a steal so I'll be joining in this month!

okt 24, 2014, 7:58am

Good read, thanks again Stephen King.

Redigerat: dec 26, 2014, 12:49pm

I thought this was a great murder mystery. I liked seeing how Stephen King approached a different genre.

I noticed that many people on LT tagged Joyland "horror." Do you think they just did that because it's by Stephen King?

jan 29, 2015, 11:03am

I just started Joyland. So far, so good. Everytime I read a King book I am so impressed with his writing.

mar 6, 2015, 11:03am

I enjoyed Joyland! It is a great murder mystery without the gore that King is known for. I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't like Horror and is afraid to try King.

jun 6, 2016, 4:01pm

I just finished this book. PaperbackPirate, I decided to tag it "horror" because of the ghost and also it is by Stephen King. I have decided on the tags I use, and murder-mystery is not one I have. 'Thriller' was the next closest one, but I went with Horror.

I got a kick out of the names King gave the Joyland attractions/positions: Delirium Shakes, Captain Nemo's Splash and Crash, Wiggle-Waggle Village, Happy Hound Shuttle, Carolina Spin, Annie Oakley Shootin' Gallery, etc. I checked my list of top 5 Stephen King books, http://www.librarything.com/topic/133093, wondering if I should replace one with Joyland. In the end, decided not to make changes. Bit is is certainly in my top 10!

jun 7, 2016, 7:25pm

>7 mainrun:
You're right, the ghost element does make it more than just a typical murder mystery.

I'm glad you liked it!

jun 22, 2016, 9:16pm

I give it a four. But I will say, it took roughly 75 pages to get interesting. I've learned to be patient with books, but over 70 is not cool, but glad I finished it.

jun 22, 2016, 9:19pm

And that's another thing, I haven't read too much of King's stuff, seen more of his movies, but he always seems to have some psychic character or element in them. Sorry, I'm a tough grader.