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    Angela Guinther



    Posted on 2/28/2014 by David Reynolds in Joyland

    The last Stephen King book I read was his superb short story collection Four Past Midnight several years ago. When I read the reviews of Joyland last year I was immediately reminded of one of my favorite novels from childhood, Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes: summertime, carnival, mystery, and coming of age, and knew I had to read it. I finally checked Joyland out a few days ago and was not disappointed. Excellent first person narration, vivid descriptions of place, time, and feeling. A great story that will keep you turning the pages. Don't let the Hard Case Crime imprint deter you from reading Joyland if that's not typically your thing.

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    Angela Guinther
    Carnegie West Branch Manager

    Recent Reads: Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth. The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture by David Mamet, and Tiny Homes, Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the Century by Lloyd Kahn
    You might find her: Working out at Edgewater Park and enjoying the lake, or cooking up recipes from some of her favorite cookbooks
    Loves: Concerts, and lots of them. Just this year she saw nearly 10, with Madonna being her favorite of all time.