Sleeping Beauties: A Novel
In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a... show more
In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.
Publish date: 2017-09-26
Pages no: 720
Edition language: English
I enjoyed this enormously. There were some surprises and some poor reading on my part (my earlier race comment was wrongish, because of my failure to notice and/or remember the race of characters, but also kind of accurate given later developments - it's complicated). Anyway, nice work with archetyp...
I'm a Stephen King fanatic, so of course I loved it.
Took me awhile to get into it, and I could definitely sense the two differing writing styles. Felt repeated of many of King's works lately, like Under the Dome and The Green Mile. Huge event happens (women go to sleep) and men pretty much wreck the world and form alliances to battle each other. D...
It wasn't the very best Stephen King novel, but it was still entertaining and interesting. It made me reflect on the fact that, even if you have the best husband who loves and respects you, who would never think of putting you down or putting his hands on you, who supports you - there is still some...
DNF @ Page 506. I am following my friend Sadie’s lead and stopping on this one. I’m as big a King fan as they come and often finish his new releases within a couple days... I just can’t make myself finish this one. It’s Under the Dome 2.0, but without the memorable characters or black humor that m...