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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare. One woman, the mysterious “Eve Black,” is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Eve a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Abandoned, left to their increasingly primal urges, the men divide into warring factions, some wanting to kill Eve, some to save her. Others exploit the chaos to wreak their own vengeance on new enemies. All turn to violence in a suddenly all-male world. Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously dramatic father-son collaboration that feels particularly urgent and relevant today.
Simon and Schuster
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"I liked it!! This actually took me almost a month to read though…. It didn’t necessarily keep me drawn to it for more than a chapter or two at a time. I will say, the ending was a bit disappointing too!! I almost wish that it ended the other way… I did love how almost every character had their own insane character arcs… even the fox :)Overall I give it a 8/10. "
"I loved this book, it was exciting and I love how you knew what every character thought! "
"Great story, characters and pacing. Very suspenseful and creepy!"
"This book was very enjoyable, full of excitement and fast paced. Introduced to a large cast of interesting characters, there in lies its only possible problem, in that it sometimes becomes difficult to keep track of who is who when the action increases. Still a must read especially for the King fan. Good collaboration of father and son."