The Passage (The Passage #1)
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A lot of people ask me: Is this book about Zombies?
And my answer to them and to you is the same. Its a mix of both creatures and intensified greatly. They're just monsters of sorts.
And I wanna comment about you asking if this book is "about" them.
My answer is no.
The story is an apocalypse, sure. But the story is about a six year old girl who has the power to save everyone.
Its a story about a father who's sense of justice could have been the very reason everything went to shit.
Its a story about a criminal on death row who gets a chance to live but on a price.
Its a story of an ex-pedophile who works in a lab where he witnesses everything as it begins.
Its a story of survivors who haven't seen past the confinement of their Colony.
Its a journey of people trying to find a home.
Its much more than just a vampire (or even monster) story. (less)
Overall I liked it. Honest. I ...more
Later, Keith Olbermann’s words, “WORST PERSON IN THE WO-O-R-R-L-L-D!!!” would echo in my head.
The other morning, my daughter called, crying, and said, “I just did something terrible.”
I froze. As a parent, these words could mean anything. I waited.
“I hit a car. I was trying to move over because the street was narrow. I hit someone’s mirror. I panicked. I just took off. I’m late for work already. They’ll fire me if I’m late. I know I damaged the mirror. I feel awful.” This was all delivered in pie ...more
Your promises, though, were only partially fulfilled. While I enjoyed stoning people in the village square with you, your cover was simply too ...more
(3) an epic full of dread and melancholy .
there is plenty of the first sort and so much of it is trash. but fun can be had with trashy things and i'm no snob. the second type can be a little more hard to find, but there's a lot to be had as well, if you look in the right places, especially the past. but the third kind, that's the hardest, i've only found a few. Declare, It, ...more
The world in question begins in 2022. Gas is $13 a gallon. Iranian jihadists have killed hundreds at the Mall of America. Jenna Bush is Texas guv (this is a horror story, after all). New Orleans, battered by another mons ...more
We turn our focus now to growing rumors that the U.S. Army is conducting secret medical experiments on American soil. The bizarre claims seem like somet ...more
Very engrossing; the first third reads like sci-fi thriller, thoroughly setting up the scenarios of the plague that alters the world. I enjoyed the small details of the future world; no spoilers, but look for the name of the Texas governor and certain details about evacuation plans and state secessions.
Unlike others, I enjoyed the second third the best. I found the society and government established to precariously ...more
This is a novel about a transformed world full of vampires, but it is nothing like anything out there today and is the most original story I have read in a long time. The details of all the storylines and the depth shown in each and everyone of the characters... this was a treat, ...more
Justin Cronin is not a terrible writer, in fact he's most often a very good writer, and this book has lots and lots of scenes with vampires. Lots and lots because it is so very long ...more
There have been other phenomenons I have ignored so completely I have no idea what I'm missing. Chief among th ...more
If you write a book that is over 750 pages long, then you sure as heck better deliver a whoppingly satisfying ending. What you should not do is write a book of that length that ends with nothing more than a set up for the sequel. To do that is arrogant and presumptuous. And it makes me hate you. More on that later.
The premise is not unfamiliar: secret military experiment goes awry, super virus spreads everywhere, most people die, the rest have to pick ...more
I was immediately drawn in and captivated by the amazingly well-written prose. After a few days of finding myself called back to the book, as if by telepathic inducement, I completed this amazingly satisfy ...more
I expect that by now any one who reads is aware that The Passage is a post apocalypse, vampiric, zombiesque, horror story of epic proportions. That said, ...more
I love it when I decide to give books just another chapter, just a few more pages, because if I hadn't, I would have missed out on a truly unique, truly complex, complicated, but o ...more
I dug this b ...more
It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.The Suspense eats at you…
“What did you say?” Richards said, and then he heard—both of them heard—the sound of the alarm. The one that was never, ever supposed to ring, a great, atonal buzzing that ricocheted across the open compound so that it seemed to come from everywhere at once.
Security breach. Subject Containment, Level 4.”
This is a Vampire story unlike any I’ve ...more
If you don't think you can handle the length, then I would recommend the abridged audio. I started out listening to it that way. I also had the hardcover and had it on my kindle, so I was following a ...more
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