As the sidebar may suggest, next up on the roster is Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King.
Now, I’ve been scanning some reviews of this book and I’ve skimmed the first few pages before really getting into the story. First of all, the reviews are…mixed. I’ve spoken in person with someone that thought the premise of the book was odd, and some of the reviews claim that it’s too political in its undertones. Now, I’m not going to claim for a second that Stephen King hasn’t written some really strange premises into his works. That’s really the charm of his stories, in my opinion. And as far as politics, I think I’ll see for myself if they’re there, and if they’re enough to make the book a truly one-star publication. I’m not familiar with Owen King’s work, so I am definitely trying to keep an open mind about this book. In fact, part of the draw for me was the fact that this book is a father-son collaboration.
Now, while I haven’t yet started reading the story as of the writing of this post, I have skimmed the dramatus personae of sorts in the beginning. And there are a LOT of characters in this book that I need to keep straight. Now, as someone that’s awful at keeping names straight, I appreciate a list of characters, and I feel like I’m probably going to need this. I anticipate this book being a bit on the dense side. I feel like the route I took with Dragon Teeth is best, sort of re-separating the book into larger chunks rather than every individual chapter of this 700 page behemoth.
So, starting tomorrow, I’ll be talking about Sleeping Beauties with some Friday quick reads sprinkled within when I can. See you around!