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?
All around the world, something is happening to women when they fall asleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed, the women become feral and spectacularly violent…
In the small town of Dooling, West Virginia, the virus is spreading through a women’s prison, affecting all the inmates except one. Soon, word spreads about the mysterious Evie, who seems able to sleep – and wake. Is she a medical anomaly or a demon to be slain?
The abandoned men, left to their increasingly primal devices, are fighting each other, while Dooling’s Sheriff, Lila Norcross, is just fighting to stay awake.
And the sleeping women are about to open their eyes to a new world altogether…
I loved this. I heard many mixed feelings about this book, so I wasn’t really sure about it, other than it did seem pretty cool – but oh boy, I absolutely loved this!
This book is basically about a sleeping sickness that affects only women. They are self-wrapped into cocoons as soon as they fall asleep and if you attempt to remove the cocoon… Well, let’s just say it won’t go well for you. One woman, however, seems to be immune to the sickness and knows something about what the hell is going on. Men are left wondering what to do, and trying to understand what’s happening, and if they are not dead, how can they get their loved ones back?
It’s a super interesting theme and it was quite creepy for the fact that it was immensely believable. I mean, can’t you see something like this happening? I can, and I’m terrified of it! I really felt the pain of some of the characters feeling that they were losing their loved ones, or getting too late to them, to say goodbye. It was quite hard and emotional, and I was gripped, rooting really bad for some of them.
There are MANY characters in this book but some of my favs have to be Frank, for how I felt his suffering; Janette who’s story broke my heart; Angel for how freaking crazy she was; and Eve because she is a hell of a character and I loved to know more about her. And the award of most hated of the book goes to Don Peters, I hate him SO bad!! Many characters had a big part in the book, and I really felt that I got to know enough about them to make me care.
I loved the paranormal factor in this book, but better than that is all the messages in it, there’s talk about women’s rights and gender equality, abuse, racism, and a lot more. This book is filled with important messages and it kind of shows the reality of nowadays. It’s cleverly written and heavily felt. It hooked me from the start and like always, the writing is just astonishing. Also, the Author’s note is amazing and I would recommend reading it!
This is for sure an amazing book, and I will be frank here, I liked it way more than It. They are really different, but I felt that this was for sure the book for me, it’s creepy in a totally different way, a very realistic way, and I would for sure recommend it!
Have you read this yet? What do you think of it? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!