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Joyland

Awards:   Nominated for Edgar Award. Short-listed for Anthony Awards (Paperback Original) 2014 Short-listed for Edgar Allan Poe Awards (Paperback Original) 2014
Author:   Stephen King
Publisher:   Titan Books Ltd
ISBN:  

9781781162644


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   07 June 2013
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Joyland


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Awards

  • Nominated for Edgar Award.
  • Short-listed for Anthony Awards (Paperback Original) 2014
  • Short-listed for Edgar Allan Poe Awards (Paperback Original) 2014

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Author:   Stephen King
Publisher:   Titan Books Ltd
Imprint:   Titan Books Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 12.60cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.255kg
ISBN:  

9781781162644


ISBN 10:   1781162646
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   07 June 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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This one's a must for King fans and may also attract YA readers. - Library Journal <br>.. .period murder mystery with a heart...King brings his usual finesse to this tale's mystery elements - Publishers Weekly <br> Undeniable...charm [and] aching nostalgia...[JOYLAND] reads like a heartfelt memoir and might be King's gentlest book, a canny channeling of the inner peace one can find within outer tumult. - Booklist <br> Wrapped in a gloriously pulpy cover, Joyland is a coming-of-age story set in 1973 at a North Carolina amusement park -- creepy! -- that's haunted by a murderer. - Time Magazine <br> Stephen King's carny-saturated Joyland evokes the ghosts of summers past -- literally. - New York Magazine<br> <br> Joyland, by Stephen King (Hard Case Crime, June). An old-school, pulpy paperback ghost story set in a North Carolina amusement park. - Departures Magazine<br> <br> King's latest thriller, a PG-13 pulp paperback crime novel takes place at a remote carny park where college kid Devin is desperate to see the ghost of a girl whose murderer might still be<br> lurking around the hot dog stands. - Cosmopolitan Magazine <br> From horror authority Stephen King comes some hard-boiled action, with all the elements of a good crime novel--including the early '70s, southern secrets, carnivals, and a meddling college kid. - The Daily Muse <br> If you're a King fan you may want to set this on your wishlist - Bookmuch <br> It's good to have a book like this now - simple, sweet, and not a little scary - to remind us that among the prequels and sequels, the epics and the TV miniseries, Stephen King can still spin one hell of a little yarn. As usual, King slips in and out of genre effortlessly, but it's gratifying that at the core of Joyland exists a story worthy of being called a Hard Case Crime. Misdirection and red herrings abound, delightfully, and the weather-ravaged denouement could play out as the conclusion to a Do


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Stephen King has written dozens of bestselling books including The Shining, The Stand, and The Green Mile. Film adaptations of his work include Misery and Stand By Me . In 2003, King received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.

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