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Discussion in 'Joyland' started by chief4db, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. chief4db

    chief4db When it doubt, run!

    Just finished the book about 5 min ago. I write this as the tears dry on my cheeks. This coming from a 41 year old male, forum jock, former marine. The end of this book brought rage,sadness,fright,and happiness all in a few pages. Thank you mr. King although u will probably never see this.

    My question is when Mike says
    "it's not white" to dev as he was leaving his room. I must have missed it but what is not white?

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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...it's OK tough guy...I wept me ownself, and I ain't no baby...to comment as to your question....think "hair"...and it IS explained in the story...
  3. chief4db

    chief4db When it doubt, run!

    Oh, u referring to his hair being blonde and dying it black. Not sure how that relates to not being white. Gonna have to go back and reread some

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...trying to get you to think along the lines of auras....
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  5. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    [​IMG] REALLY? Necessary for nudeness to sell?
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  6. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Nudity? Nakedness?
    all of the above - maybe it is just like those old True Crime books - the hard boiled detective types. Back then it was okay to show a bit of skin to 'titillate' the senses.

    Also I think they were catering to men and with stricter morals back then and more innocent kids growing up (compared to today), the shock value had something to do with it as well.

    These days the above picture would not really raise any eyebrows with most folks, unfortunately :eek:

    So back to Joyland - yes, I cried too at the end. It was a very nice story and I'm glad I purchased my own copy.
  7. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    Huh! I bought it when it first came out, and it has the same girl, but in a green dress. I feel cheated!
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  8. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    If you go to the main board (not just the message board) you will find more info:

    Joyland Illustrated Limited Editon
    Release Date: To Be Determined

    Hard Case Crime has announced they will publish an Illustrated Limited Edition of Joyland in September of 2015. The new edition will feature cover artwork by Glen Orbik, a map of Joyland illustrated by Susan Hunt Yule and more than twenty interior illustrations by Robert McGinnis, Mark Summers and Pat Kinsella. See the links below to view the cover artwork and read the Press Release from Hard Case Crime.

    View the Cover

    Read The Press Release

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  9. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    Yes, Ma'm, a little skin.:facepalm_smiley::icon_eek:
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  10. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I guess if it helps to sell the book then that is why they do it - if it's when they are actually selling their real skin (like prostitution) - then I feel sorry for them.
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  11. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    That makes me LMAO in memory of this doctor I lived with, who was always looking at the romance novels I read in the 80's and calling them "half-naked men and scantily clad women."
    Just the way he said it all nonchalantly made me laugh. Then he said he couldn't understand why after his mom and I had bought hundreds of them over the years (she more than I) how they could have the "characters on the book front in a different position for each new book." He was amazed there were so many positions and situations in which to be found on the cover of romance novels.
  12. jchanic

    jchanic Well-Known Member

    It's not the same girl. On the original paperback, it was our "Hollywood girl", Erin. This is the boy's, Mike, mother, Annie.

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