I have finally finished the book “Sleeping Beauties” by Stephen and Owen King. It definitely took me some time and effort to accomplish that. The book is long and the story is slow and heavy to read. But…since there is always a “But”, the idea of the story is interesting enough.
There is no way of knowing whose the plot was and who did the writing the senior or the junior Mr King. What I can do is, I can assume based on the other King’s books that I have read that “Sleeping Beauties” is different. It’s like the action itself is so prolonged that one feels cheated at the end – you wait for it to happen, read about the characters plan, and then discuss, and then plan again. And then, in s split second, five or six pages later, something very quick happens and you almost missed it.
The most disappointing thing about this book, at least for me, was the end. It’s not about the end of the story being happy or sad! No! The one thing I appreciate in King’s writing is the way of presenting not a complete happy ending, no “… they lived happily ever after.” I appreciate a lot since life is not a Fairytale happy endings are a bigger lie than the monsters he is writing about. Nevertheless, let’s get back on track, the end of “Sleeping Beauties” is somehow not enough.
So, rating time!
The rating I am giving the novel is:
Idea: 4 out of 5
Story-line: 3 out of 5
Editing: 5 out of 5
Twist: 3 out of 5
Total = Willingness to read more by the same author: 3.75. I will give Mr King one more chance and read one more of his new books. I don’t know what happened to him, but his old books are way better.