This book is about a college student who works at an amusement park to forget the girl who broke his heart. But what he wound up facing was bigger than anything in his life. He's is about to face something far more terrible: the legacy of a vicious murder and many more dark and eerie mysteries in this Stephen King novel that will make you scared out of your wits. Will our main hero survive, Joyland? You'll have to find out.
About the Author
The author of this book is Stephen King who is widely considered one of the best authors of his time. He is a New York Times Best Selling novelist who has written many great books like Carrie, The Shining, It, and many more thrilling books. He was born on September 21, 1947 in Portland, Maine. He graduated from the University of Maine and later started to work as a teacher before becoming a writer. For a while he wrote under the name Richard Bachman before going by his real name and writing many of his famous stories. He has sold over 350 million copies worldwide and has been adapted into numerous successful films.
This book is taking place in an amusement park in North Carolina called Joyland. This amusement park has dark secrets that involve a murder in the park itself. Their is claimed to be a ghost living there as well.
Devin Jones- a college student from Maine who takes a job at Joyland to get over the girl who broke his heart. He is the book's main character
Madame Fortuna- The amusement park's fortune teller who is very mysterious and not much is known about her
Tom Kennedy- An employee at Joyland who works as a seasonal jack of all trades. He is also one of Devin's closest friends at the park.
What I liked
So far overall, this story is pretty good. I like how the characters are so fleshed out and the setting is very creative. The story is also very interesting and shocking.
What I didn't like
I don't like how this book takes a long time to get to the point. When they finally get to the real story it's good, but it just takes a long time and mostly the main character just mopes about his ex girlfriend.