Under the Dome: Part 1 – Stephen King
A quiet and quaint town of Chester Mill, Maine, has
the inhabitants are going about their day as usual. One day, suddenly a
boundary forms that is proven destructive if anyone encounters such thing and
no one can see until its too late. The town goes into full panic and chaos.
Only one person has a connection to the outside world as well as a lifeline
that keeps the town partially sane. For the time being.
This Stephen King novel is very tame for what the
subject of horror. I enjoyed the slow build up as King always had mastered with
other works that are large. I love Stephen King and I personally think he is
the King of Horror fiction. I do recommend this novel as one of the starters
for reading his works because King’s works are not for the faint of heart.
Misery – Stephen King
Paul Sheldon gets into a car accident
on his way to go to a hotel to write another book. Later he finds out he was
saved by someone, but not just anyone. His number one fan, Annie Wilkes, comes
and rescues him. During the unconsciousness of Paul’s state, Annie had been
taking care of Paul. Ensuring Paul’s identity, Annie sees that he is the famous
author of her favorite book series he writes, Misery, which is about a woman by
the name of Misery Chastain. Paul is grateful for being nursed back to life but
wonders about what could’ve been during his drug induced states. Annie tells
him, he owes her a lot for her rescuing him. He can’t understand her antics and
anger fits. He tries his best to survive this horrible and psychotic fan.
I enjoyed reading this one. One of my
ultimate favorite Stephen King novels I’ve read so far. I love the horror
aspect of a crazy superfan holding someone hostage over a sad ending to a
series. I simply can’t ever imagine the utter possible reality of what authors
might fear. This novel was a page turner and addicting to read. I am a huge fan
of Stephen King’s works because they are infamous for being ultimately horror
thriller. I recommend this novel to start or ease into reading King’s works. I
consider this one to being mild in contrast of other works that are more
Sleeping Beauties – Stephen King and Owen King
Horror, apocalyptic, sleeping epidemic, women,
possessed, fiction, survival.
In a town called Dooling, a sleeping epidemic is
spreading but the only victims to fall into this never-ending sleep is any
female. There is no age barrier, only if a female falls asleep. The female’s
bodies become consumed by moths and cobwebs. One guy thought it would be safe
to remove the cobwebs but made a fatal mistake that kills him. Anyone to wake
these sleeping beauties, the women become ravenous and possessed to kill. Undisturbed
the fallen sleeping women are in a lovely dream state. Only a few women survive
but with the assistance of caffeine or drugs that force them to be awake. In
the meantime, most of the world’s women are asleep and leaving all the men
alone. This creates chaos since men can’t be controlled so this becomes a
violent era to live in until women start to wake up from the sleeping epidemic.
As a lover of Stephen King, I had found this book slow at first, but it builds up tension. It was nearly impossible for me to put down the book. King has done it again with this novel, scaring the shit out of me then proceeding to make me rethink reality. What if this does happen, what would be the result? It is scary to think about how this might be King’s phobia. Pretty much since most of his books are based off phobias possibly of his own or others in general. On the other hand, this incredible novel was a collaboration between Stephen King and his son, Owen King. Father like son, Owen King had executed the same chilling story telling his father, Stephen King, had with all his novels. I want to see both authors work on something together in the future.