The ARC is 286 pages.
Shorter than a lot of Stephen's novels but typical for the genre.
does that mean jchanic has raided this lost arc ???
I am so fortunate (as we all are) that SK is still putting out quality work after ALL these years, and age has not slowed the man down at all. In fact, I think some of his more "recent stuff" is some of his best. 11/22/63 is one of my all-time top favorite SK books... ever. Usually, with musicians, writers, and other artists, the quality of their work diminishes over time. I mean, a Rolling Stones album in 2013 is probably going to be nothing to write home about. But a SK novel in 2013? Ah, it will be just as good if not better than the ld stuff".
And I have no qualms with Joyland if it's shoter than normal. Afterall, one of my favorite stories by SK is The Boogeyman and that's like... what, 12 pages long? haha
Just ordered it too.
And been much too lazy today.
Looking forward to this novel, I bet Steve is a gem at crime writing. Anything to outsell Martina Cole or David Baldacci.