King is really good when waxing nostalgic. In Joyland he simultaneously glorifies and condemns the past, much the way he does in 11/22/63.
Yes and no. It wasn't that kind of book (though I expected it would be). I found myself more concerned with the state of Dev's relationships than the crime he's [kinda] trying to solve.
I knew the voice immediately as Doug Stamper from House of Cards. I thought he did an excellent job!
Lack of motivation, goals, and action.
Clear your throat.
I tried to get through but it's just awful. Nothinggggg happens.
No one ever confused Stephen King for a master novelist. This was not the richest plotting he's done and often I felt that all the seemingly diverse characters were much to similar in what they said and how they said it. Everybody sardonic and smarty-ass in their repartee. Thus said it was defintt fun to listen to right to the über cornball finale.
"Something Wicked This Way Comes" meets "The Summer of 42" without the compelling parts.
It's too short for the number of characters and plot twists. The protagonist was the only character that was fleshed out. Overall a pedestrian tale.
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I enjoyed this book very much, although, it didn't have the same Stephen King feel as some of his other books. It almost didn't seem like a Stephen King novel at all except for the way that all of his books have tie-ins to one another. This was an easy and fun listen, and I recommend it very much, but it is not going to stay with you for a lifetime like some of King's other works. I can remember sitting down in seventh grade and reading Pet Cemetery and then writing a review for the school paper and believing I was brilliantly cool. I don't see anyone having that similar experience decades later with this one, but that is not to say it is not worth a listen.