Tag: Sleeping Beauties


STORGY: I firstly wanted to say how much I enjoyed ‘Sleeping Beauties’ a book that you penned with your father. Could you explain to us where the original concept came from? OWEN KING: The premise was mine, but it was pretty vague. I pitched my dad something like, “What if one day all the women

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BOOK REVIEW: Sleeping Beauties

Hodder & Stoughton bring us the absorbing, provocative and quite outstanding ‘Sleeping Beauties’ written by father and son duo Stephen and Owen King. The book is set in the town of Dooling and Dooling Correctional Institute; a woman’s prison that contains a rag tag bunch of convicts who all seem quite settled in their way

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Dark Societies: In Conversation with Owen King

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place…

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