Joyland REVIEW

13596166Joyland by Stephen King

Published June 4th 2013

Genre: Mystery

Pages: 283

Source: Bought it in Portuguese

College student Devin Jones took the summer job at Joyland hoping to forget the girl who broke his heart. But he wound up facing something far more terrible: the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and dark truths about life—and what comes after—that would change his world forever.
A riveting story about love and loss, about growing up and growing old—and about those who don’t get to do either because death comes for them before their time—Joyland is Stephen King at the peak of his storytelling powers. With all of the emotional impact of King masterpieces such as The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption, Joyland is at once a mystery, a horror story, and a bittersweet coming-of-age novel, one that will leave even the most hard-boiled reader profoundly moved.

This book revolves around a man called Devin Jones that is recalling his college times. He got a summer job at Joyland, an amusement park, with other students that became his friends.

While working there, he’s trying to find who killed a woman that was murdered in one of the attractions and meets a sick boy that changes his life.

I think the book gave me another perspective about amusement park workers that I didn´t really thought about before.

If you like mystery and want to know more about the behind-the-scenes in amusement parks, this is the book for you.

Rating: 4 stars

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