Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Joyland is more appetizer than entrée. They would be wrong. While it comes in at fewer than 300 pages, this is a complete and satisfying novel that provides enjoyable entertainment and reading pleasure. Protagonist Devon Jones spends a summer college break working at an amusement park while he grieves losing his girlfriend’s affection. King develops Jones with great skill and draws readers into a crime novel plot that tells a great story. A boy suffering from muscular dystrophy serves as a medium for a spirit stuck on a ride in the amusement park. King sells so many books because he tells great stories, and this paperback crime novel is no exception. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Joyland from amazon.com.