Joyland Devin Jones es un estudiante de a os que consigue trabajo en el verano de en Joyland un peque o parque de atracciones de estilo antiguo anterior a la llegada de los modernos parques tem tico

  • Title: Joyland
  • Author: Stephen King José Óscar Hernández Sendín
  • ISBN: 9788415725084
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Devin Jones es un estudiante de 21 a os que consigue trabajo en el verano de 1973 en Joyland, un peque o parque de atracciones de estilo antiguo, anterior a la llegada de los modernos parques tem ticos Una de las leyendas que corre entre los empleados es que en la Casa de los Horrores habita el fantasma de una chica asesinada all a os atr s Mientras cumple sus obligacioDevin Jones es un estudiante de 21 a os que consigue trabajo en el verano de 1973 en Joyland, un peque o parque de atracciones de estilo antiguo, anterior a la llegada de los modernos parques tem ticos Una de las leyendas que corre entre los empleados es que en la Casa de los Horrores habita el fantasma de una chica asesinada all a os atr s Mientras cumple sus obligaciones diarias, Devin va atando los cabos sueltos que lo llevar n a descubrir la identidad del asesino.

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    1. Stephen King José Óscar Hernández Sendín

      Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.

    329 thoughts on “Joyland”

    1. You gotta agree - Stephen King can tell a story like few others can. Maybe it's because he can see the world in the way most of us do not, and then grants us the privilege to experience it through his eyes for a few hundred pages - the world that can be unsettling and scary and fascinating and different in subtle little ways that change the way you view it - at least for a little while. Add to it that Stephen King also can do nostalgia like no other (well, perhaps excluding Bradbury - and there [...]

    2. OMG! I love this King book! I had a feeling I might just from reading the synopsis of the book. It just blew me away! I loved the atmosphere of the carnival. I fell in love with Devin, Tom, Erin, Mike, Milo, Annie and a few other side characters. I felt like I was in the book with each one of them and I could see all of the old carny rides and amusements. I could feel the old mystery of the girl that was killed. I wish they would make this into a movie, but do it right! It as to be to a T from t [...]

    3. If I ever were to meet Stephen King, I imagine that the conversation would go something like this:A: Mr. King, what a pleasure it is to meet you. I’m glad to have this opportunity because I owe you an apology: An apology? We don’t even know each other. Why would you need to apologize to me?A: I’m sorry for avoiding your books all of these years and for thinking that you were a one dimensional author who only wrote horror stories. I’m sorry that it took me so long to discover your wonderf [...]

    4. There’s a ghost that appears in the haunted house ride of an amusement park in the 1970s? Jinkies! Is this a Hard Case Crime book or an episode of Scooby-Doo? Actually, it’s a Stephen King novel. And as we found out the last time Uncle Stevie wrote a book for the HCC line he doesn’t have a problem with blurring the line between crime and supernatural. Since HCC needs all the help it can get I’m pretty sure nobody bitched too much when he turned this one in.Devin Jones is a struggling col [...]

    5. Now I know how Neil DeGrasse Tyson felt while he watched the movie Gravity.I give Joyland three stars as far as story goes, and a one star when I take into consideration that Stephen got everything wrong about how amusement parks are run. He obviously did zero research. The most believable thing in this book is the ghost part, but I know the vast majority of you out there did not spend twenty odd years hopping around the United States working in amusement parks like I did, and therefore would no [...]

    6. I am not sure what bubble I was living in that I hadn't heard about Stephen King's new book JOYLAND, so it was just luck that the day it was released, I just happened to in the book store browsing. The cover shouted out "look at meeeee!!!" I quickly grabbed a copy off the shelf, and thought to myself, "Mine, mine, mine!" When I finally got around to reading it, I was not disappointed[image error]This was one of those Stephen King books that made me feel like I was sitting on the front porch on a [...]

    7. JoyLand is a slow burn of a book and that was alright by me. I love getting to know King’s characters and Devin Jones is no exception. He’s our young, intelligent narrator, burning with the passion and enthusiasm of youth; he is also healing a broken heart, his first, when he signs up to work at the carnival. This is a Hard Case Crime file so one would expect a murder or two and there is, except it happened years ago and remains unsolved. While never really taking center stage through most o [...]

    8. 4 ½ starsAll you King fans out there are going to read this anyway. Go for it, be a *Rube, its worth the price of admission. For anyone else who's curious about all the kerfuffle over King, maybe test the waters with this. No, it’s not his best but it’s pretty great. It’s short, leans towards paranormal rather than horror in case horror isn’t your thing, and you gotta love that hardcore pulp-fiction cover!Tons of suspense, the mystery of beautiful women being murdered to unravel, a plot [...]

    9. Written for the Hard Case Crime line of paperback novels, Stephen King's Joyland may look like a duck -- with its tantalizing pulp cover making promises of sex and violence -- but it definitely doesn't quack. In fact, it's another kind of animal altogether, a coming of age tale tinged with the bittersweet tang of nostalgia and the wistful remembrances of what was and what might have been. This isn't new territory for King. Anyone who's read him at all knows that this is his stomping ground and w [...]

    10. I've been reading Stephen King since I was a child and this book reminds me of his old stuff. It's really good.

    11. On the heels of a breakup, college student Devin Jones takes a summer job at an amusement park, an amusement park haunted by the ghost of a woman murdered on one of the rides. But what does that have to do with a woman and her dying child that Devin meets walking on a beach?Stephen King throws the Hard Case line another bone with Joyland. Much like The Colorado Kid, it will undoubtedly draw much needed attention to the line despite not being like the other books.Joyland is the story of Devin Jon [...]

    12. 4★Stephen King wrote this for the Hard Case Crime series which seeks to recreate the flavor of paperback hardboiled crime fiction novels of the 1940s and 50s. Each cover features original cover art in the grand pulp style.There is an unsolved crime, a previous murder in the horror house, but it wasn’t what I thought it would be. The entire time I was reading it I was back at Pacific Ocean Park in Venice Beach California during the 1950/60s. Big mistake eating right before I went on the rolle [...]

    13. Update: 99 cent special today!!!!!Irresistible!!!On the back of the bright yellow @ red paperback book by Stephen King, *JOYLAND*, [smack center in RED INK], are the words:"Life is Not always a Butcher's GameSometimes the Prizes Are RealSometimes They're Precious" If you've NOT read this WONDERFUL-TREAT-yet --those words above will 'not' have the same 'feeling' to you until you get to page 220 --and read them 'again'. (I dare any human being not to be moved)!To NOT read this book (heck, takes on [...]

    14. The American author Stephen King is one of today's most popular writers of horror and supernatural novels and stories, occasionally branching out into other genres such as science fiction, fantasy, or factual books. With Joyland, published in 2013, he has once again tried his hand at a crime novel. As with his first novel of this type, it was published by "Hard Case Crime" who specialise in crime fiction by both established and new authors who write hardboiled crime novels. Some of their books b [...]

    15. This is only the second Stephen King book I've ever read, other than The Stand. I just don't do horror, as a general rule. But then this came out, and it was a mystery, or at least marketed as such, and so I figured I'd give it a try.It isn't really about the mystery, though, and others have noted it. There is a mystery, sure. The main character works at Joyland, an amusement (not theme - King is careful about the difference) park one summer in the 1970s. Several years earlier, a girl had been m [...]

    16. Devin Jones had been with his girlfriend Wendy while at college for the past two years, but the vibes he was getting from her made him uneasy. So when the opportunity for the summer job at the carnival park Joyland where they only sold fun came up, Dev tried for it and was successful. He then took a room in a boarding house nearby for the duration of the summer, along with other carny hands, Tom and Erin.Dev’s job was huge and varied, but he was good at “wearing the fur”, when he dressed u [...]

    17. In early 2014 the wonderful podcast Pod of Horror (run by mastermind Mark Justice) announced its list of the top three novels of 2013. One of my books (I won't say which one now, because this bit is just preamble, and the review I'm writing isn't about my own novel) clocked in at #3. Number two on the list was Bentley Little's THE INFLUENCE, and though I hadn't (and still haven't, if I'm being honest) read Little's book, I'm familiar with Little's writing and was delighted to be included on the [...]

    18. It's Joyland."This is a badly broken world, full of wars and cruelty and senseless tragedy. Every human being who inhabits it is served his or her portion of unhappiness and wakeful nights. Those of you who don’t already know that will come to know it. Given such sad but undeniable facts of the human condition, you have been given a priceless gift this summer: you are here to sell fun. In exchange for the hard-earned dollars of your customers, you will parcel out happiness".Joyland sees the Ki [...]

    19. "Bate na minha mão se você é pura animação!"Eu amei demais esse livro. Achei uma leitura muito gostosa, e apesar de não ser cheeeia de ação nem nada assim, ela flui muito bem. Esse cenário de parque de diversões me encantou (na verdade, já é algo que me deixa fascinado por si só). Senti muita empatia pelo protagonista, e todos os personagens foram maravilhosos, característicos e com a sua cota de "creepyness". É o segundo livro do Stephen que leio nesse formato de "o protagonista [...]

    20. You can't save everyone.I was tempted to add some new category shelves for this review because the ones I am using don't quite fit the type of retro-reflective, not-really-coming-of-age-but-more-of-a-late-blooming type of read which I experienced. Maybe I should add crime or murder or something, but if I said this was a crime novel, or even a murder mystery, I'd sort of only be giving you part of the picture here.Devin (Dev) is on the path to discovering himself in the summer of 1970-whatever. A [...]

    21. Let me start out by saying that I realized going into this that Joyland is not King’s typical horror story. Actually, that is one of the reasons I was excited to pick this one up. I have enough trouble sleeping without nightmarish and gruesome images floating around in my head. What I did expect, however, was a gripping and suspenseful mystery that would have me on the edge of my seat throughout the majority of the book. That never happened. I also imagined a book full of clues which would for [...]

    22. Every Stephen King fan has a wonderful memory of reading one of his books, the experience making you oblivious of all else as you become enveloped in the story, completely consumed with the characters, the plot, the sheer brilliance of the storytelling. For me those memories are clustered around my early teens when I first read King, reading Misery, The Shining, IT, Pet Sematary, Different Seasons, in a massive reading jag – I fell hard for King and there was nothing better than picking up one [...]

    23. Watch Stephen King Talking about This book on Today show now @ more2read/review/joyland-by-stephen-king/'Work close to heaven!'That was the advertisement that Mr Devin Jones one Summer reacted to, and this stand up guy at the age of twenty one was soon to become Howie the Happy Hound suited up in Hound attire doing the Hokey Pokey dance with kids at Joyland, a fun amusement park, a place where fun was lived out in its highs of rides and pitch darkness of the Horror House.There is unfortunately n [...]

    24. I decided this review didn't need to be more than a quick one. I've said enough, why say more. I couldn't put Joyland down. It was a fascinating look at carny life, touching at times, and proves King can still write a wonderful story less than 1000 pages long. The noir, crime-solving aspect was almost an afterthought to this interesting tale of life working at an amusement park.If you have fond memories of a summer job where you almost spoke a different language with your co-workers and really b [...]

    25. This wasn't what I had first expected. For quite a while the story is being set up -- a lovesick college boy goes off to North Carolina to work for a small amusement park, Joyland, for the summer. There's a fun house tunnel ride where years before, a girl was murdered, and rumor is that she haunts it. It was much later when we find out if it is really haunted (here's a clue: look at who the author is), but in the meantime we get to learn all about carny life and the people who live it. We get to [...]

    26. Devin Jones’ college girlfriend has taken a summer job that will have them spending the break away from each other, so Devin decides to apply for a job at an amusement park called Joyland in North Carolina. Little does Devin know this will be the summer that changes his life forever. He will find lifelong friends, suffer his first heartbreak, discover love in many different forms and be haunted by an unsolved murder that took place on Joyland’s grounds.If I pretend for one moment I had never [...]

    27. Lo voy a decir con todo el orgullo que me produce el hecho de que un autor haya despertado algo tan profundo en mi, y haya tocado algo tan sensible: lloré como pocas veces. Será medio confuso para quienes aún no han leído el libro, porque sí, es terror, es de crímenes, pero su historia va un poco más allá de eso también con algunos momentos emotivos que hacen que uno se encariñe al instante de los personajes. Una historia hermosa, definitivamente lo releería mil veces más porque disf [...]

    28. I loved this. Listening to this nostalgic coming-of-age tale was as comfortable as spending a lazy summer afternoon lounging in a hammock with your best childhood friend. Beautifully narrated, I fell in love with it all and for seven hours I was swept away. Magical. 4.5 stars.

    29. This book was a generous gift some time ago, from a friend who'd read it and wanted to pass it along to another reader; so I had it handy when it was picked for a common read this month in one of my groups. Despite my liking for speculative and macabre fiction, my acquaintance with King's work is spotty; I've read and liked several of his short stories, but only two of his novels before this one (and those back n the early 90s): his SF tome Firestarter and his fantasy The Eyes of the Dragon. Th [...]

    30. In this, one of Stephen Kings lesser known works, there are some precious gems of writing ("I lay awake in the small hours of the morning, waiting for them to get bigger" is but one) - thank you Mr King for a most enjoyable journey through this book. It is, perhaps, not his normal fare, but that made it no less pleasurable for me.Joyland had an emotional impact on me - I found myself crying in places, both for the loss of life and the loss of trust and innocence.Devin Jones takes a summer job in [...]

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