So here is a blurb from the first review I saw for this book: “In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?”
I was excited when I read the summary of the book. It’s a super weird, but interesting idea. Basically the whole world gets infected by a virus, but only the women are affected. They go to sleep and end up in a cocoon, but their consciousness is transported to a women-only utopia. If they’re awoken from their cocoons they basically rampage through whoever is nearby (except for their own babies somehow).
But of course, it’s Stephen King, so nothing is ever that simple. The women are given a choice whether they want to ever come out of their cocoon, or stay in the utopia. The story is full of really really bad men. Like FULLL OF THEM. It’s also full of sad women who have been abused, or mistreated, or are on drugs, or ENTER SAD THING HERE. The story centers around a women’s prison where this magical woman arrives. She murdered some bad guys right at the beginning, but they were bad guys, so it was ok. There’s a lot of murder in this book, which is usually my jam.
I don’t even want to put more effort into this review because the book took me FOREVER to finish. It can be boiled down to this “Men are bad. Some men are realllllly bad. Some men are less bad. Sometimes women are bad too?” I do not recommend.