Justin Cronin

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In 2010, Justin Cronin’s The Passage was a phenomenon. The unforgettable tale that critics and readers compared to the novels of Cormac McCarthy, Michael Crichton, Stephen King, and Margaret Atwood became a runaway bestseller and enchanted readers around the globe. It spent 3 months on The New York Times bestseller list. It was featured on more than a dozen “Best of the Year” lists, including Time’s “Top 10 Fiction of 2010,” NPR’s “Year’s Most Transporting Books,” and Esquire’s “Best & Brightest of 2010.” It was a #1 Indie Next Selection. It sold in over 40 countries and became a bestseller in many of them. Stephen King called The Passage “enthralling… read this book and the ordinary world disappears.” Now, PEN/Hemingway Award-winner Ju ...more

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Justin Cronin When, late at night, I found my wife weeping at the kitchen table, I asked, “Honey, what’s wrong, why are you crying?” “Because,” she said, and showed…moreWhen, late at night, I found my wife weeping at the kitchen table, I asked, “Honey, what’s wrong, why are you crying?” “Because,” she said, and showed me the bloody knife in her hand, “no matter what I do, you won’t stay dead.”(less)
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"A decade in the making, Justin Cronin's post-apocalyptic Passage trilogy is finally concluding with The City of Mirrors. Find out how the epic series is really all about love." ...More

November 2010, Justin Cronin
"Call him a harbinger of doom. The novelist describes the thrill of crafting The Passage, in which a failed military experiment leads to the fall of civilization." ...More

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Justin Cronin answered Sean's question: Justin Cronin
After a decade telling one story, I have a pretty big backlog of other things I want to write. At this point, I’m still combing through all of it to decide which to pursue. My rule is that I should write the book that asks me to write it, and at t... See Full Answer
Justin Cronin answered Shaun Bossio's question: Justin Cronin
The City of Mirrors is, indeed, the final chapter in the story of Amy, Alicia, Peter, et al. That said, I hope to return someday to this world, to tell a few stories that couldn’t make it into the three books.
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“We live, we die. Somewhere along the way, if we're lucky, we may find someone to help lighten the load.”
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“Real courage is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. Doing the unpopular thing because it's what you believe, and the heck with everybody.”
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“What strange places our lives can carry us to, what dark passages.”
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