Sleeping Beauties (novel) - WikipediaT he Aurora virus is a pandemic that drops on the world like some fairytale enchantment. It seals the women inside fibrous cocoons and leaves the men in a state of bull-headed disarray. There are riots outside the White House; an apocalyptic gang war in the streets of Chicago. Meanwhile, in Dooling, West Virginia, the battle of the sexes boils down to a joust between Clinton Norcross, a harried prison psychiatrist, and Evie Black, a supernatural girl drifter, incarcerated for the murder of a pair of crystal meth cookers. The clock is ticking, the end is nigh, and yet these two remain locked in their Mars-versus-Venus dispute.
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The novel which will be released on September 26, is described as follows:. 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?
His novels, while well-reviewed, never exactly set the charts alight. Fortunately, his father — one Stephen King — was something of an expert in post-apocalyptic horror. So they did it together. Emblazoned with both King names, Sleeping Beauties is the result. The Aurora virus is sending women around the world to sleep.
Her fingers are death and her hair is full of cobwebs and dream is her kingdom. There are bunches of characters here, but no worries It's the long, bland storyline that caused disappointment for me. Rats, I didn't find anything really scary in this world of fantasy, but was hopeful a couple of times. Despite the mysterious female only sleeping virus
What Owen King remembers is how much time his father spent alone. Making up stories. Going to dark places in his head and coming out with books about killer cars, shape-shifting clowns, and burial grounds that bring the dead back to life. His mother did it, too. They always came back, of course, just as pretty much all moms or dads leave every day for work and then come home.
This is ill-advised. The sleeping angel who looks so peaceful may gouge out an eye if her floss is mussed. There are no long, dreamy passages in italics here. It too has a lot of characters, but very few of them spring to life, and many of them seem repetitive. Without speculating on what the father-son writing process was like, it feels as though some kind of politesse kept this page book from being usefully tightened.
The book was first mentioned during a promotional appearance on the CBC radio program q. Of the novel, Stephen King stated, "Owen brought me this dynamite idea and I've collaborated a couple of times with Joe. I'm not going to say what the idea is because it's too good. The novel was officially announced in June and is said to take place in a women's prison in West Virginia during a strange mystical occurrence that causes all the women in the world to fall asleep. In the impoverished town of Dooling, part of the fictional Tri-Counties region of Appalachia , a bizarre murder occurs when two men running a meth lab out of their mobile home are beaten to death by a mysterious woman, who then sets fire to the lab before allowing herself to be arrested by the local sheriff, Lila Norcross. At the same time, reports start coming in of a mysterious sickness spreading across the world, which causes women to fall into a deep sleep, cocooned in a strange material. Dubbed " Aurora ", the disease also causes the sleeping women to enter into a homicidal rage, attacking and brutally murdering anyone who tries to open the cocoons.