Joyland was a lot different from King’s usual horror novel. For one it was a lot shorter and had no chapters. Instead there were cute little hearts to break up the passages which I actually found aided my reading experience.
You may think that a haunted Funhouse has been done to death & would be fairly predictable. However, King being the master that he is, makes the story his own & keeps the reader guessing until the end. The story consists of a murder mystery, unique and likeable characters and a ghost thrown in for added suspense.
Although it won’t be added to my list of favourite Stephen King novels, it was an enjoyable read and I am looking forward to his next masterpiece.
* ‘When it comes to the past, everybody writes fiction.’
* ‘Love leaves scars.’
* ‘You think Okay, I get it, I’m prepared for the worst, but you hold out that small hope, see, and that’s what fs you up. That’s what kills you.’