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Wayne C. Rogers Breaks Down Stephen King’s ‘Joyland’

Written by: Wayne C. Rogers

I purchased Joyland by Stephen King back in June of 2013, and it sat on my shelf for an entire year before I finally picked it up and read it.  1,172 more words


The last five years.

Joyland Magazine published a short story of mine last week. You can read it here.

It’s called “The Only Tricks We Know,” but once upon a time the title was “Weather Man” and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to get the story to work the way I wanted. 1,492 more words


A Review of Stephen King's Joyland

Stephen King
A Hard Case Crime Novel
Titan Books, 2013
283 pages

Devin Jones, a college student on the verge of serious heartbreak, makes an impulsive choice to spend the summer working at Joyland, a large carnival stationed at Heaven’s Bay, a small, seaside town. 198 more words


Book Review: Joyland, by Stephen King

Despite my acknowledged predilections, both personal and professional–and a firm belief that life’s too short to read things you don’t like–, I will occasionally branch out.   642 more words


Joyland by Stephen King Review

Basic Plot:

The novel centers around a small town amusement park, where Devin Jones the main character, gets a job for the summer. Devin is surprised when ‘Rozzie Gold’ predictions for his future come true. 128 more words

Book Review

Joyland by Stephen King (2013)

I was having a discussion with a friend of mine about Stephen King around the time of the final Dark Tower books, and he told me “If Stephen King writes one more book with a magical retard, we’re going to have to take his typewriter away from him”. 811 more words


Wednesday's Written Word

“We could see other fires–great leaping bonfires as well as cooking fires–all the way down the beach to the twinkling metropolis of Joyland.  They made a lovely chain of burning jewelry.   39 more words