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It's a joy to read Joyland.,
This review is from: Joyland (Hard Case Crime) (Hard Case Crime Novels) (Paperback)
It's a joy to read Joyland
''A kid on a wheelchair flying a kite on a beach'' this picture has been in Stephen King's head for over 20 years, he let it grown bit by bit and at last we have this story.
Yes, there is a crime in this story, but not much blood or violence; yes, there are supernatural events, but not horror or scary. Instead, this story brings back many of my memories, whether sweet or sorrow, and I fell into the story and hard to put it aside.
Stephen King has a very strong talent in story telling, I didn't need to use much of my imagination, readings' gone live straight in my head: beautiful beach, lively amusement park, stupid funny Howie the dog dancing Hokey Pokey, and so on so on.
I have more summer readings waiting for me, but I decided I am going to let this story keep going around my head for awhile, let the picture of ''a kid on a wheelchair flying a kite on a beach'' burnt into my memory, it's such a nice, beautiful book.