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Joyland (Edisi Bahasa Malaysia) (Malay Edition)

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  • Seller:Amazon.com
  • Sales Rank:7,661,131
  • Languages:English (Unknown), Malay (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Pages:388
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.7
  • Dimensions (in):7.2 x 4.7 x 1.1
  • Publication Date:January 31, 2014
  • ISBN:9670374537
  • EAN:9789670374536
  • ASIN:9670374537
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
The Malaysian translation of JOYLAND.
Amazon.com Review
An Amazon Best Book of the Month, June 2013: What a smart, sweet, spooky, sexy gem of a story. In this one-off for the Hard Case Crime publishing imprint, King has found yet another outlet and format (print only, a zippy 280 pages) to suit his considerable talents. All are on full display here in the story of Devon Jones--"a twenty-one-year-old virgin with literary aspirations … and a broken heart"--who spends the summer of 1973 at Joyland amusement park in North Carolina. Devon makes new pals, proves himself to the hard-core carny workers, saves a girl’s life, befriends a dying boy (who has a secret gift), and falls for the boy’s protective, beautiful mother. The first half of the story is sweet and nostalgic, with modest hints of menace to come. (Think: “The Body,” King’s novella that became the film Stand By Me.) Devon learns to “sell fun” and “wear the fur” (carny-speak for dressing as Howie the Happy Hound, the park mascot), but he also learns about the woman who had been killed in the Funhouse, whose ghost still haunts Joyland. King has fun with the carny lingo--most of it researched and real, some of it invented. (The Ferris wheel, for example, is the chump-hoister.) The second half gets spookier, spinning into a full-on murder mystery--but also a love story, and a coming-of-age-story, with some supernatural fun woven in. More than a trifecta, this is King at his narrative and nostalgic best. A single-session tale to savor some summer afternoon. And then try not to keep thinking back on it. --Neal Thompson

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