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Discussing the book... Spoilers

Discussion in 'Sleeping Beauties' started by Srbo, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Srbo

    Srbo Uber Member

    I don`t see an actual thread here for the book, or maybe I`m blind.
    If some other thread in here is for the book discussion, then feel free to delete this one.
    So, anyone started it yet?
    First impressions?
    I am 80 pages in, a lot of stuff already happened, but it is way to early to tell anything, whether it is good or not.
    For now, all I can say is that I`m supper happy to have a new book in my hands....:)
  2. Waylander

    Waylander Well-Known Member

    I'm just ahead of you with 100 pages read. I'm loving it, hooked.

    Like Joe Hill's The Fireman, I can see strong influences from daddy's The Stand, and for me that's a good thing. Hopefully the ending will be stronger than Joe's The Fireman.
  3. Srbo

    Srbo Uber Member

    Also, Swan Song by McCammon came to mind a few times...
  4. Waylander

    Waylander Well-Known Member

    I've yet to read Swan Song. I've got it on my ereader to read, but I've been busy rereading a lot of Stephen's books again. When I get the urge to have a re-read, I tend to binge on the lot, an urge I found useless to fight against, lol.

    Hopefully after Sleeping Beauties I can get Swan Song under my wing. It will be interesting to compare all four stories against each other.
  5. Srbo

    Srbo Uber Member

    Can any Mod please fix the thread tile, I misspelled discussing and it bothers me...:)
  6. Srbo

    Srbo Uber Member

  7. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Tile fixed. ;;D :D
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  8. Srbo

    Srbo Uber Member

  9. MarkS73

    MarkS73 Well-Known Member

    I'm on page 60 and so far i like it a lot. Reminds me a little of Under The Dome...
    I guess it's the methlabs...:)
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  10. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Any arc sodiums pop up yet? ;;D
  11. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    This book is so off my radar (despite the huge banner announcing it on the SK home page) that I had no idea it was released yesterday! It just doesn't sound interesting to me.
  12. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Go to your room and think about what you've said!!!!! ;-D
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  13. Waylander

    Waylander Well-Known Member

  14. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I just got mine today! I've only read the slipcover blurbs and character lists so far...
  15. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Am on page 141. I tend to read new King novels too quickly so am trying to savor this one. Was slow for the first 50 or so pages but then picked up. I suspect Steve is behind the book’s more horrific setpieces and they are largely successful; there’s a sense of dread over this story that I haven’t felt since Revival. And, of course, I’m always down for a good apocalyptic story. :)

    Some parts, though, do feel a bit awkward.
    That’s my nemesis, thinks Jared, son of the Sheriff, in regards to a classmate. That just feels a bit too on-the-nose for Steve and especially Owen. I’ve noticed a few stray lines here and there that are written awkwardly, and I suppose that comes with any collaboration.
  16. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Don’t forget Cormac McCarthy’s The Road... and Steve’s ‘Summer Thunder’. :D
  17. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I promise myself that every time I read a new SK book I will chew slowly and savour it this time around, then...BOOM...I'm done! He just pulls you along with wanting to know what is going to happen next, and I cannot help myself. The mark of a true master. Maybe that's why his rereads are so good, because I missed half of the book first time around reading it too quickly.
  18. Srbo

    Srbo Uber Member

    250 pages in...it is absolutely awesome so far, I hope it will stay that way.
    I`m already a little worried about the ending, sometimes Steve struggles with that. Maybe Owen wrote the end, so it will be an awesome wrap as well.
  19. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    I'm about 150 pages in now and the narrative structure reminds me a lot of Salem's Lot in the way it weaves back and forth through a multitude of small town characters. Substitute the sleeping disease for vampirism and there are a lot of similarities.
  20. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I'm getting that vibe myself. I think it's the methlabs, the very strange goings on and the huge cast of diverse characters. UTD was not one of my favorite endings, but I'm going on with an open mind.

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