Joyland

Spring of King - That is, Stephen King

Stephen King’s novel, Doctor Sleep, remains a presence on the hardcover New York Times bestseller list, a full eighteen weeks after it debuted at #1 – a stunning success for a chart that seems to showcase King books briefly, then spit them out. This is an auspicious omen: despite the snow and the subzero temperatures, it feels as if the Spring of King has already begun.
Kevin Quigley - 02/07/2014 - 5:30pm - 0 comments

Joyland Amusement Park Hasn't Seen Joy in a Long, Long Time

Next on our tour of abandoned amusement parks is Joyland in Wichita, Kansas. First founded in 1933 to display a miniature train, then moved locations in 1949 to the place it still stands today. In the early 1970s, the Ottaway family sold the park to Stanley and Margaret Nelson, who added the majority of the rides that still stand today.
Alyse Wax - 01/14/2014 - 5:00pm - 0 comments

2013: The Year in Stephen King

King has been very busy this year, writing and publishing at a frantic (some might say lunatic) pace. We look back at the legendary author's 2013 output, including new novels, collections, poems, essays, and more.
Kevin Quigley - 12/17/2013 - 7:00pm - 0 comments

Book Review: 'Joyland' by Stephen King

There’s a certain flavor to Stephen King’s 1970s novels that goes deeper than theme and tone and even feel. King has somehow captured that exact flavor again with his new novel.
Kevin Quigley - 05/15/2013 - 4:00pm - 0 comments
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