Teaser Tuesday #68 – Joyland by Stephen King


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of booksandabeat.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Joyland by Stephen King

I won this gem quite some time ago from Fiktshun, in a box of books full of goodies that I slowly am picking my way through.

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“Okay,” I said, ‘but don’t call me kiddo. That’s what he calls me.” I jerked my head toward Horror House.

(page 148 of paperback)


College student Devin Jones took the summer job at Joyland hoping to forget the girl who broke his heart. But he wound up facing something far more terrible: the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and dark truths about life—and what comes after—that would change his world forever.

A riveting story about love and loss, about growing up and growing old—and about those who don’t get to do either because death comes for them before their time—Joyland is Stephen King at the peak of his storytelling powers. With all of the emotional impact of King masterpieces such as The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption, Joyland is at once a mystery, a horror story, and a bittersweet coming-of-age novel, one that will leave even the most hard-boiled reader profoundly moved.

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11 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday #68 – Joyland by Stephen King

  1. I don’t read Stephen King, but I do love the cover and totally get why people love him, haha. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I want to thank everyone for their wonderful comments. I had been reading them, but did not have time to respond to each one individually. This was a fantastic read and I would have to say it is at the top of my Stephen King list!

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