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Review Sleeping Beauties

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 and the gauze wrapping their bodie. Once a serious conflict commences a fight to the death objective reality is uickly lost in the smoke and noiseAlso 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 story and Stephen King s stories in general but then I got to the Authors Note and discovered that they had done it for me If a fantasy novel is to be believable the details underpinning it must be realistic This is what I think makes King Sr s stories so strong King integrates the supernatural seamlessly with the everyday There s no big explosion out of nowhere no aliens suddenly arriving on a giant ship just the uiet everyday lives of these nuanced characters until something disastrous slips in Slowly Naturally even As if this could happen right now To me and my family It s extremely effectiveYou can look at Sleeping Beauties in two different ways As simply a really great horror story or as a deeply metaphorical and political work On the one hand it s a creepy tale of a sleeping sickness that affects only the female population As women around the world go to sleep the men around them find they are not waking up And what s gross sticky threads start forming a cocoon around them Attempts to remove this web have dire conseuences One woman the aptly named Evie or Eve seems immune to the sickness and obviously knows something about what is going on Maybe she even caused it Why won t the women wake up What made this happen Are they gone for good Have their minds gone somewhere else What will the men do now Can the few women still awake battle the delirium and fight off sleep So many uestions In a terrified world false news was king And then on the other hand it s difficult to not see this as a gender politics tale You can t have a supernatural tree a snake and a woman called Eve and pretend not to notice the parallels Plus it s also an absolutely stellar takedown of Donald Trump sexism those who are opposed to women s rights and euality sexual assault dismissed as locker room talk police shootings of unarmed black men and women and the belief in sensationalist news stories on the Internet King it seems has written a critical tale of our times disguised as a dark horror fantasyThere s definitely room to go into an in depth analysis with this book and perhaps I will sometime But for now I will just say that I enjoyed this sinister clever novel very much Like with a number of King Sr s works I feel like some parts could have been cut down without losing anything valuable and that while detail is good he sometimes crosses the line into too much territory It s a small criticism though Once again I am reminded why he is such a popular author among horror fans and literary snobs alikeBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

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Sleeping Beauties

S 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 p. How does it feel to be a gender and not a personBuckle 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 thisThis is a smart book It s not a good read but it is smart Let s face it if smart books made for good reading David Foster Wallace would outsell James Patterson does that mean Patterson writes good reads Fuck stop Let s reword that How about if smart books were good reads Don DeLillo would outsell Stephen King Better Whew That was almost a disasterThe brains of this book come from Owen King Stephen King for all my hero worship does not write smart books He writes entertaining books Books you don t have to think too hard about A lot of people are going to hate this book simply because it s smart It s gonna go right over their empty heads and they re gonna take a break from fingerbanging their cousins to come on here to rage about how the book is sexist against men and nothing but feminist propaganda and yadda yadda Caveman make poopy in diapey This book is anything but all of that but we ll get to that laterRight out the gate this book feels like someone doing a middle tier impersonation of Stephen King Imagine a Stephen King book written by say Joe Hill after Hill s been hit in the head a few dozen times In other words it reads like The Fireman That s the first problem It s a big story told in a super small way that feels much less epic in scope due to the way it s told Then again The Fireman has its fans who knows why that is so if you liked that trainwreck you ll likely enjoying watching this one occurSeriously side by side The Fireman and Sleeping Beauties are almost the same book Damn near note for note which is odd I ve been comparing Hill to King for a while now so to compare King to Hill feels I don t know fucking backwards Anyway both books use the same generic flow which is easy to read but devoid of that special something King fans have come to expect For that reason you re going to have lifelong King fans who re super pissed at this book too Shit man the Mercedes trilogy felt like King than this didThe next thing that comes to mind is how King ish this book is without being anything like a Stephen King book It has the cast from Under the Dome a gender swapped Andre Linoge for you non King nuts out there he s the bad guy from Storm of the Century An Original Screenplay named Evie Black and the most Condensed Books version of The Stand you will likely ever read But the writing sounds nothing like Stephen King and I would hazard a guess that it s because he didn t write a healthy portion of this kitten suisher Owen did You feel King in some sentences but mostly it s Owen Why is that Lemme explainKing and Owen did an interview wherein King says the idea for the book was Owen s Owen told Stephen he should write it Stephen said nah you do it Then they settled on doing it together It was going to be a television series which I would ve liked much I think but somehow it became well it became this thing And the book reads like a detailed script For fuck s sake the novel starts with a cast list And if you re a King fan you know that none of his books that start with a cast list are any good That cast list is there because not even the publisher has any faith in you remembering who the fuck is who and why the fuck you should careThe thing is like I said above I ve read about these people before I didn t like them the first time I read about them in Under the Dome and I don t like them now There s not a likeable person in the whole bunch Why the fuck should that beOh I m not supposed to like anybody because the book is packed full of villains you say Wait what What about FrankVillain DuhWhat about EvieVillain Super duhWhat about Clint Villain Less of a duhWhat about LilaVillain She s not obvious at all is sheGoddamn it where s the heroes A 702 page goddamn book and there s not a single hero How come E HOW COMEBecause this book has a message And fuck me it s a good oneLadies dig it How does it feel to not have a choice How does it feel to have your reproductive organs your own personal vaginas and uteri and ovaries and wombs and in utero babies controlled by men in government How does it feel to be told what to wear so you don t get raped Where to go so you don t get raped Who to talk to so you don t get raped How does it feel to be treated as if you are constantly in need of protection How does it feel to be a gender and not a personFocus on that last sentence How does it feel to be a gender and not a personOf course I m man splaining here but fuck it I m going all in This is what this book is aboutWomen stripped of choice finally given a choice Do they deal with the swinging dick version of this world or start over Evie Black plans to give them that choice But in the end even she tries to decide for them Elaine tries to decide for them Frank does Clint does Yes even Lila does Everyone thinks they know what s best for the female gender but not one of them stops to think about what each individual person needs And THAT is what makes this book smart Doesn t make this novel a good read but it s smart as fuck And that s all I have to say about thatIn summation A gargantuan story told in a bubble Not a fan of the delivery or the writing or the characters but I loved the message Awesome themes aside I d wait to find a thrift store paperback version Simply okayFinal Judgment The brains get in the way of the storyOuttakesI love how there s a review on here that simply says This book better be about the women and not the men Or what dude lol You gonna kick the authors asses Thanks for the laugh brosephEvie Black is so Andre Linoge Even down to the choice she gives everyone at the end King recycled the fuck outta that character Guess he thought it was fine given how one was a script and the other only started as a script or whateverTook me 600 pages to catch the subtext of this one y all 600 PAGES I m slipping in my old age Still I do wonder how many man rage reviews there ll be Reviews that are just of men bitching about how they d survive just fine without women as if that s the point of the book I know King doesn t read reviews but Owen s an active Goodreads member Wonder if he s reading the men s rights activist reviews and chucklingYou re gonna get some hate on this one E You know King fans won t be happy with only two stars You obviously missed the genius wait you caught the genius and you still gave it two stars What the fuck is wrong with youI might be a biased King fan but I pride myself on my honesty Hope you guys liked the review even if you don t like me or my opinion smooches

Stephen King ó 6 Free read

Rimal 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. 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 of male characters Both the male and female characters are written so well and amusing Overall yes it is a 700 page book but it is worth it for that slow burn that keeps you interested It s a King book so you just expect it


10 thoughts on “Sleeping Beauties

  1. says:

    15 stars rounded upunless I get pissed off writing this review and just one star the thingI'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 dang fool wondering who is going to feed them in an hour That's my take on itNow for the things I liked Which is not muchFirst off Stephen Kin

  2. says:

    Once a serious conflict commences—a fight to the death—objective reality is uickly lost in the smoke and noiseAlso many of those who could have added their own accounts were dead As I was reading Sleeping Beauties I was trying to find the

  3. says:

    The story of people in a remote town trapped by mysterious circumstances no wait that's Under the DomeHow about the story of a myst

  4. says:

    That's it?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

  5. says:

    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 but I caught

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    Best Let Sleeping Beauties Lie Completely revised on 101817Stephen 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 reader into the type of heart thu

  8. says:

    35? Not sure yetIn 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 although it sometimes bordered on the m'lady hat tipping sideThis book also featured one of my new most hated character of all time Congrats Don Pe

  9. says:

    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 of male characters Both the male and female charact

  10. says:

    Stephen King is a god but this book is a slog I support uality father son bonding though so for that I feel less guilty about wasting 20 and 20 hours of my life on it But please please don't waste your time Not unless you've read every other word by SK It's by far his worst effort to dateIt took me about 4 months to read the first half I re