Stephen King And Son Co Write “Sleeping Beauties”


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Author Stephen King and his son, Owen King, have published Sleeping Beauties, a 700 plus page novel on September 26, 2017 about,  “A near-future where women succumb to a sleeping disease and men revert to their primal natures, one mysteriously immune woman struggles to survive in an Appalachian town where she is treated as both a demon and a lab specimen,” according to NPR.

King states that working on this project with his son is, “a tremendous gift,” also that, “It’s a lonely job and it’s a long job, and I had somebody with me on it, and that was great for it to be my son,”

What is unique about this novel is the writing process was based on a game Stephen and Owen King played many years ago. The Kings’ would write 25-35 pages or so, then give it to another. They would take turns writing, editing, and planning until it was done.

King’s thoughts on this process are stated according to NPR, “Well you know, the major thing that we were doing by leaving those holes in the script was giving us a chance to blend our writing together, and the result was, when we were done, the stuff was so interwoven, it’s almost as though a third person had written this book. According to IMDB, Stephen King has already published 54 novels and written 200 short stories.