Loved it. I read it in less than two days, which is so, so fast for me. I stayed up until 4:30 in the morning reading last night. I had to know what happened. Briefly, the story takes place in 1973. The narrator remembers back to a summer job he had while on break from college. He takes a job at an amusement park (Joyland) and the fun begins. There's the ghost of a young woman who was murdered by a serial killer four years earlier. But is there really a ghost? And who is the killer? And how do a little boy with muscular dystophy and his hot mom figure into the tale? It all weaves together perfectly. That's all I'll say.
Wow. It's been a while since I've posted to my blog. I haven't been reading novels. I've been reading other things. Plus I finished my latest novel and now I'm ready to get it out there. And I put together a nonfiction book: A Year in the Life of a Civil War Soldier. It includes my great-great grandfather's 1864 diary. He was a Union soldier. I'm just waiting on some comment from the people I gave proof copies to. Ahhh. I finished reading Turn of the Screw and didn't love it. Didn't even like it that much. I reviewed it on Goodreads, but felt a little funny doing so. It's a classic and greater minds than mine seem to love it. I find it tough to judge a book written in another era. It's like reading a foreign language a lot of the time.
Here goes . . .
I write novels. I've written screenplays, short stories, newsletters, business communications and articles. I'm not great at thank you notes. My sister is, but she doesn't know it. I'm not much for blogging. Don't have something to say worth reading everyday. But this is a blog and we'll see what turns up.