Read Sleeping Beauties Online Free - 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 wildly provocative and gloriously absorbing.
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October 05, 2017
Once a serious conflict commences—a fight to the death—objective reality is quickly lost in the smoke and noise.
Also, many of those who could have added their own accounts were dead.
As I was reading Sleeping Beauties, I was trying to find the words in my mind to sum up what I felt about the sto...
October 02, 2017
1.5 stars rounded up..unless I get pissed off writing this review and just one star the thing.
I'm not really going to go into the blurb or storyline. You can read that yourself or one of the many reviews that will come for this book. All the women have gone to sleep and all the men are acting a d...
October 04, 2017
I loved the tree and animals and that's all I'm saying!
There is a reference to a dead cat and a Mercedes. I might have missed some more but I caught those two and King fans will know where those references come from =)
There are a lot of characters in this book and I loved most of them! Evie was...
October 17, 2017
The story of people in a remote town trapped by mysterious circumstances . . . no, wait, that's Under the Dome!
How about . . . the story of a mysterious disease and the fight between good and evil . . . darn it! That's The Stand!
One more try . . . the story of a magical prisoner who . . . ah, cra...
October 21, 2017
16 days later and I'm FINALLY finished. I feel completely drained by this book and hope to write a review in the next week, but for now I think it's safe to say I didn't feel this was one of King's stronger books. I'll gather my notes together and hopefully make a compelling argument fo...
October 06, 2017
How does it feel to be a gender and not a person?
Buckle in, ladies and gentleman, we're gonna be here for a while. I have a lot of coming-to-grips to do with this book and you're about to watch me decide whether or not I like it, almost in real-time. Let's do this.
This is a smart book. It's not a...
October 16, 2017
3.5? Not sure yet!
In a world where women have fallen asleep in cocoons, the men are left to figure things out. The premise was super intriguing but I'm not 100% sure I'm happy with the ending.
This book contained a lot of characters. A LOT. I did appreciate most of the feminist views included alt...
December 10, 2017
Best Let Sleeping Beauties Lie
Completely revised on 10/18/17
Stephen King, who recently turned 70, has written a phenomenal fifty plus bestsellers. Regrettably, "Sleeping Beauties," a writing collaboration with his younger son Owen that may seem touching in the paternal sense, fails to plunge the...
September 29, 2017
I love King books because they are insanely freaky and crazy! This time you get that entertainment from two Kings and it was so amusing. You have a fantasy (with some sci-fi vibes) about a world where most of the women have fallen asleep and have been cocooned leaving the world to a wide variety...
October 11, 2017
I enjoyed this book right through to the end. Not a classic king horror book but perhaps that is the input of Owen as much as that is Stephen veering down another path.
Carrying a veiled message perhaps for this day and age about the poor treatment that women receive at the hands of men and perhap...