Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

Sleeping Beauties, Stephen King and Owen King

Reviewed by Ian Lipke

Stephen King and his son Owen dissolve their talents in a mish-mash of uninteresting characters and long-winded descriptions that address the issue of a world without women. What if all around the world women become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze and turned feral if awakened?

When the Kings wrote this clanger, they must have been cocooned away from their readers who, if any existed past the first dozen pages, will have turned feral too. This book greatly disappointed me – a basic knowledge of story-telling is to make your main characters easily recognizable…doesn’t happen here!

What a waste of talent! What an insult to their followers (who did exist in crowds once)!

Sleeping Beauties

(2017)

By Stephen King and Owen King

Hachette Aust.

ISBN: 978-1-473-66520-0

$32.99; 735pp.

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