by Stephen and Owen King was way
more engaging than I thought it would be based on Owen’s first novel, Double Feature,
and the general sense of meh
I get from most of Joe Hill (a.k.a. Joe King)‘s work. Sleeping Beauties
, though, was a truly fun Stephen King novel about a sleeping epidemic that infects all of the world’s women. It was King in his old form, using a new McGuffin to provide an excuse to show what happens when society falls apart. His wry characterization also adds an interesting twist to the concept of the mental load
by Mike Brooks is the third book in his Keiko series starring the scoundrel pirate/smuggler captain Ichabod Drift and his crew. It’s a fun series if you like light hearted sci-fi–sort of a cross between Han Solo and Firefly. Dark Deeds
can stand on its own, but it’s worth reading the other two first.