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chief4db

When it doubt, run!
Feb 11, 2015
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#1
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?

Thanks
 
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GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
80,932
307,167
56
Cambridge, Ohio
#2
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?

Thanks
...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...
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
56,651
206,805
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
#6
REALLY? Necessary for nudeness to sell?
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.
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
56,651
206,805
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
#8
Huh! I bought it when it first came out, and it has the same girl, but in a green dress. I feel cheated!
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

 

Haunted

This is my favorite place
Mar 26, 2008
17,060
29,405
The woods are lovely dark and deep
#9
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.

Back then it was okay to show a bit of skin to 'titillate' the senses.
Yes, Ma'm, a little skin.:facepalm_smiley::icon_eek:
 

EMTP513

Well-Known Member
Oct 31, 2012
504
1,908
#11
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.
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.
 
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