Joyland by Stephen King

Joyland by Stephen KingIf you judged this latest novel from the master, Stephen King, solely on the originality and complexity of the murder mystery at the centre of its storyline, then your verdict would probably be along the lines of; “I’ve read better crime stories and this one was a little too obvious.” But, Stephen King’s finest works are never really about the machinations of plot, they’re about characters and how they react in any given situation. Joyland has at its heart a superbly realised group of characters, which elevate this simplistic tale of murder to a place amongst the best, and most emotional, of King’s oeuvre.

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