“Joyland” by Stephen King

Joyland

Confession: this is the first Stephen King book I’ve ever read.  Whatever, I read a lot of books.  I don’t feel bad.  Anyway, this was a bargain buy.  I like to hit up my neighborhood Barnes & Noble every so often to see how sad it is, for one, and to pick up any clearance deals.  I judge these books by their covers as they’re often haphazardly stacked on a cart.  Obviously this cover was amazing.

Color me really fucking excited when this book turned out to be an emotional rollercoaster of awesomeness.  I liked it so much, I immediately mailed it to my mom for her to read.  I don’t think I’ve ever done that before.

I don’t like to blab on too much in my posts because who wants me to ruin the experience?  I will say that this book will make most grown people cry.  There is a sense of magic in this book that I haven’t experienced in while.  You have an incredibly vivid world full of unique characters, and on top of that, a murder mystery!