Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday | Joyland by Stephen King


This post is being shared as part of Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday.

I am waiting for Joyland by Stephen King so hard core. First of all, crime fiction + Stephen King = made of awesome. To top that off, we get ghosts and an amusement park. Can.not.wait.

Joyland by Stephen King
June 4th 2013
Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

"I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book." – Stephen King

It doesn't come out until June, but I have mine pre-ordered already in hopes it will help with the waiting!

Discussion:
Are you a Stephen King fan? Will you be reading Joyland? Are you dying to read any books that aren't out yet? What books are you pining for this week? Let me know in the comments (or leave me a link!).

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28 comments:

  1. Intriguing choice. I never quite connected with Stephen King's stories, but I can't help but respect him as a writer, and even as a teacher of writing (I loved his 'On Writing'). And even though he's not my cup of tea, he must have had such a long-standing following of fans for a reason. Maybe I should try checking him out again.

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  2. I haven't read a Stephen King book in a long time, although I used to read them all. This looks AWESOME though. I LOVE the cover.

    New follower.

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    1. Doesn't it? I think Joyland is going to be a really fun read.

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  3. I don't read all of Stephen King's books, but I adored 11/22/63...and this one sounds awesome!

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I loved 11/22/63 so much. It renewed my love for all things Stephen King.

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  4. I've read only one Stephen King's book and that was enough for me. It was too scary for my taste so until I get my courage I'll skip his books :)

    Our WOW

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  5. I consider myself a Stephen King fan but I guess I fail lately because this one is new to me! It sounds creepy and I loove the retro cover its perfect for that carnival vibe.
    My WoW

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    1. Well, knowing is half the battle - and now you know! ;) I love the retro cover, too!

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  6. I am a fan of both King movies and books. I had not heard of Joyland yet! Thanks for sharing it. The cover is epic!!!

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  7. This one sounds GOOD. And of course it's Stephen King so I'll definitely be getting this one. Great pick!!
    My WoW Pick!

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  8. fun cover! i wouldn't have thought this was a stephen king book!

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    1. I know. I love how different it is. I think it really fits what he's going for. *Excited!*

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  9. Interesting that he has decided not to e-publish this. I don't buy the reason that he stated, so I wonder what the real reason is.

    That being said, I totally want it and I'm a huge fan of his. Awesome pick.

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    1. I don't buy it either, but I'm more than happy to own a hard copy. :) He's one of those authors I can't yet bring myself to "only" own the ebook. I need to see them on my shelf.

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  10. That cover is SO COOL! I haven't read a Stephen King book since high school--might be time to pick him back up!

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    1. I hadn't read anything new by Stephen King in a while either when I read 11/22/63. I have a few titles I need to go back and catch up on.

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  11. Yes!! As soon as I saw this in the Shelf Awareness newsletter I was excited. I love Stephen King books!

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    1. Oh, really? That's cool it was in Shelf Awareness.

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  12. HELL yeah! I am huge SK junkie and I support your WoW pick 100%!!! I am definitely very excited for this book as well, have you read the time-travel novel yet? SO GOOD!!

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    1. YES! I absolutely loved 11/22/63. You are right - SO GOOD!

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  13. I want this too! Pretty much anything King comes out with, I'm willing to give a try.

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