9781781162644

Joyland (Hard Case Crime)

King, Stephen

ISBN 10: 1781162646 / 1-78116-264-6
ISBN 13: 9781781162644
Publisher: Hard Case Crime
Publication Date: 2013
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
A STUNNING  NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME!

The #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

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 love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book."Stephen King

Review:
An Amazon Best Book of the Month, June 2013: What a smart, sweet, spooky, sexy gem of a story. In this one-off for the Hard Case Crime publishing imprint, King has found yet another outlet and format (print only, a zippy 280 pages) to suit his considerable talents. All are on full display here in the story of Devon Jones--"a twenty-one-year-old virgin with literary aspirations … and a broken heart"--who spends the summer of 1973 at Joyland amusement park in North Carolina. Devon makes new pals, proves himself to the hard-core carny workers, saves a girl’s life, befriends a dying boy (who has a secret gift), and falls for the boy’s protective, beautiful mother. The first half of the story is sweet and nostalgic, with modest hints of menace to come. (Think: “The Body,” King’s novella that became the film Stand By Me.) Devon learns to “sell fun” and “wear the fur” (carny-speak for dressing as Howie the Happy Hound, the park mascot), but he also learns about the woman who had been killed in the Funhouse, whose ghost still haunts Joyland. King has fun with the carny lingo--most of it researched and real, some of it invented. (The Ferris wheel, for example, is the chump-hoister.) The second half gets spookier, spinning into a full-on murder mystery--but also a love story, and a coming-of-age-story, with some supernatural fun woven in. More than a trifecta, this is King at his narrative and nostalgic best. A single-session tale to savor some summer afternoon. And then try not to keep thinking back on it. --Neal Thompson

Review

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

Joyland (Hard Case Crime): Search Results

1.
Joyland (Hard Case Crime) (Hard Case Crime Novels) (ISBN: 1781162646 / 1-78116-264-6)
King, Stephen
ISBN 10: 1781162646
ISBN 13: 9781781162644
Bookseller: TotnesBooks (Totnes, DEV, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Hard Case Crime (Titan Books), 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW COPY - PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR - TRUSTED DEVON (UK) BASED SELLER - IN STOCK -. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000473803

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 1.03
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 6.45
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
2.
Joyland (Hard Case Crime) (ISBN: 1781162646 / 1-78116-264-6)
King, Stephen
ISBN 10: 1781162646
ISBN 13: 9781781162644
Bookseller: Book Deals (Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 2-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Hard Case Crime, 2013. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! (1413742790). Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1781162646

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10.04
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
3.
Joyland (Paperback) (ISBN: 9781781162644)
King, Stephen
ISBN 10: 1781162646
ISBN 13: 9781781162644
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Gloucester, ., United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Titan Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 203 x 126 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A STUNNING NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME! 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 love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book.`` - Stephen King. Bookseller Inventory # AA29781781162644

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10.06
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
4.
Joyland (Paperback) (ISBN: 9781781162644)
King, Stephen
ISBN 10: 1781162646
ISBN 13: 9781781162644
Bookseller: The Book Depository (Gloucester, UK, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Titan Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 203 x 126 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A STUNNING NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME! 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 love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book.`` - Stephen King. Bookseller Inventory # AA29781781162644

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10.32
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
5.
Joyland (Hard Case Crime) (ISBN: 1781162646 / 1-78116-264-6)
King, Stephen
ISBN 10: 1781162646
ISBN 13: 9781781162644
Bookseller: Books Market (Hayward, CA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Hard Case Crime. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1781162646 Brand New. Fast Shipping is Guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # NOVS-AAR-1781162646

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 6.39
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
6.
Joyland (ISBN: 9781781162644)
King, Stephen
ISBN 10: 1781162646
ISBN 13: 9781781162644
Bookseller: Paperbackshop-US (Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Titan, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # VR-9781781162644

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 6.56
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
7.
Joyland (ISBN: 1781162646 / 1-78116-264-6)
King, Stephen
ISBN 10: 1781162646
ISBN 13: 9781781162644
Bookseller: INDOO (Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1781162646

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 7.08
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
8.
Joyland (ISBN: 9781781162644)
King, Stephen
ISBN 10: 1781162646
ISBN 13: 9781781162644
Bookseller: BargainBookStores (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 6524296

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 7.84
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
9.
Joyland (Hard Case Crime) (ISBN: 1781162646 / 1-78116-264-6)
King, Stephen
ISBN 10: 1781162646
ISBN 13: 9781781162644
Bookseller: Nataraj Books, Inc. (Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Hard Case Crime. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1781162646 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI210663724

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.34
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
10.
Joyland (Hard Case Crime) (ISBN: 1781162646 / 1-78116-264-6)
King, Stephen
ISBN 10: 1781162646
ISBN 13: 9781781162644
Bookseller: Murray Media (MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Hard Case Crime. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1781162646

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9.45
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book