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NOW A MAJOR TV SERIESTHE STAND meets THE ROAD Entertainment WeeklyEnthralling richly imagined Above all Amy is a superb creation believably human yet beguilingly enigmatic Sunday TimesAmy Harper Bellafonte is six years old and her mother thinks shes the. I doubt I ll ever say this again about a vampire or a post apocalyptic novel but you must read this bookI ve been reading a lot recently mostly works from some of the big names in speculative fiction So it surprised me when I saw The Passage by Justin Cronin on my Goodreads list I don t recall where the recommendation came from and the synopsis read as a post apocalyptic novel with vampires That did not instill confidence in the book two of the most overdone sub genres Combining them seemed like a recipe for disaster Throw in its almost 800 page girth and I was worried But for some reason I gave it a go And it was worth itThe Passage is the first in a trilogy and begins in modern times It s a fairly standard plot with the military trying to create super soldiers and I doubt I m spoiling much when I say it goes awry The story then jumps forward a hundred years and we see how the world has devolved with a small cluster of survivors eking out an existence amongst the hordes of roaming vampires So far nothing inspiring However what sets this story apart is the characters From the very first chapter I was invested Each character is so well developed and rounded that you can help but become attached You know their desires and their weaknesses They become real This is the mark of a masterful writer and was exceptionally surprising to find in this genreAs you would expect life in a post apocalyptic world ravaged by vampires isn t particularly pretty The world is well developed and everything feels like it belongs Given that it s set only one hundred years after the event there are no crazy technology leaps to worry about it s an easily accessible world It s gritty without being overbearingly dark It s violent without being gory Being a character driven story the pacing is a little on the slow side if you re after an action romp then look elsewhere The characters interactions with the world each other and themselves is what it s all about Having said that there s no wasted parts Every chapter is building a deeper understanding of the characters and got me and immersed in their strugglesOne thing that needs to be noted is the comparisons to Stephen King s The Stand Don t hate me but I haven t read much King In fact I think it s only one of his forays into fantasy The Gusnlinger series that I have read Having said that I did some digging and I have to say it is a little uncanny Not just the setting sans vampires but the style as well Oh well it s not like anything is entirely new these days and there will always be these kind of similaritiesI honestly rank this up there as one of the best books I ve read for some time Considering I ve been targeting highly rated works this is no small commendation If you enjoy a good saga with engrossing characters that you actually care about then go out and pick this up now less Putting Out of Your Mind years old and her mother thinks shes the. I doubt I ll ever say this again about a vampire or a post apocalyptic novel but Under the Knife / Whistleblower you must read this bookI ve been reading a lot recently mostly works from some of the big names in speculative fiction So it surprised me when I saw The Passage by Justin Cronin on my Goodreads list I don t recall where the recommendation came from and the synopsis read as a post apocalyptic novel with vampires That did not instill confidence in the book two of the most overdone sub genres Combining them seemed like a recipe for disaster Throw in its almost 800 page girth and I was worried But for some reason I gave it a go And it was worth itThe Passage is the first in a trilogy and begins in modern times It s a fairly standard plot with the military trying to create super soldiers and I doubt I m spoiling much when I say it goes awry The story then jumps forward a hundred Warrior Rising (The Esri years and we see how the world has devolved with a small cluster of survivors eking out an existence amongst the hordes of roaming vampires So far nothing inspiring However what sets this story apart is the characters From the very first chapter I was invested Each character is so well developed and rounded that Mistress at a Price you can help but become attached You know their desires and their weaknesses They become real This is the mark of a masterful writer and was exceptionally surprising to find in this genreAs The Mediterranean Millionaires Mistress years after the event there are no crazy technology leaps to worry about it s an easily accessible world It s gritty without being overbearingly dark It s violent without being gory Being a character driven story the pacing is a little on the slow side if A Millionaire for Cinderella (In Love with the Boss you re after an action romp then look elsewhere The characters interactions with the world each other and themselves is what it s all about Having said that there s no wasted parts Every chapter is building a deeper understanding of the characters and got me and immersed in their strugglesOne thing that needs to be noted is the comparisons to Stephen King s The Stand Don t hate me but I haven t read much King In fact I think it s only one of his forays into fantasy The Gusnlinger series that I have read Having said that I did some digging and I have to say it is a little uncanny Not just the setting sans vampires but the style as well Oh well it s not like anything is entirely new these days and there will always be these kind of similaritiesI honestly rank this up there as one of the best books I ve read for some time Considering I ve been targeting highly rated works this is no small commendation If Tame A Wild Stallion you enjoy a good saga with engrossing characters that Daddy By Choice you actually care about then go out and pick this up now less

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The Passage: The original post-apocalyptic virus thriller: chosen as Time Magazine’s one of the best books to read during self-isolation in the Coronavirus outbreak (The Passage Trilogy Book 1)

Most important person in the whole worldShe isAnthony Carter doesnt think he could ever be in a worse place than Death RowHes wrongFBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is comingIt isRead 15 pages and you will find yourself captiva. I read so many good reviews that I purchased this book I enjoyed it read it all the way through without skipping any pages Will I buy the next book probably not will check out the library to see if they stock it

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Ted; read 30 and you will find yourself taken prisoner and reading late into the night It had the vividness that only epic works of fantasy and imagination can achieve What else can I say This read this book and the ordinary world disappears Stephen Kin. I m not really sure where to start with this bookIt s monstrous In the best possibly wayDid I like itYes absolutely I m half way through the seuel alreadyIs it easy to followYes noThe plot is the yes Essentially the military create vampires by unearthing a long lost disease I m not sure if paleovirology is a thing but it sounds cool The army think they can control their subjects and the disease Yeah You got it Guess what happensThe no That s twofold the cast of characters the massive time jump about a third inI mentioned in a recent review of Salem s Lot how I was struggling to keep track of a town s worth of people I ll leave the comparison of Justin Cronin s style to Stephen King to other people I have the same numbers issue here Except a lot of the people in The Passage are related and have similar names There came a point where I had to roll with it and think that maybe character X was Y or possibly Z or actually s sister in disguise as TBWJzjsi7aa s brother Kind of And that s before we add in first names and surnames and nicknamesAnd the time jump Did I mention thatThe book is essentially a long preuel and main story The preuel sets the scene where the virus is from how it s released into the wild and so on The story then skips approx 100 years into the future to a band of survivors in the Colony It was a big break and left a lot of uestions about certain initial characters unanswered people I was invested in There were moments when I felt almost cheated by not knowing what had happened to them As I struggled with the vast secondary cast I occasionally felt I was reading purely to see what happened to the original people Some of my uestions are kind of addressed later on but there s a long wait for those half answersOtherwiseThe story is incredibly well written There are moments of poetic prose interspersed with sections that are brutally simple The nastiness within the novel was the latter it s clean There were no lengthy descriptions of monsters dripping in adjectives and doing things adverbily to their overly described victims The scare was all the powerful for thatPartly because of the uality of the writing there were a few places were the story seemed to jump almost like a stylus on a record A motive that I didn t get An action that made no sense A monster s inability to do something which I thought they could I d be hard pressed to tell you what those moments were now but I remember them jarringTo wrap upFor those interested in apocalyptic thrillers there are a lot of staples here the hunt for food weapons safety surviving government fk ups We re due a major one at the moment surely Then there s the banding together of the people who have fled the relative safety of their home and the resourcefulness they need to survive It s well done and there s enough realism hard luck and fortune to keep it interestingFor those interested in vampires virals You ve got it all With a twist References to crosses mirrors reflections hanging upside down blood and so onWould I have changed anything Yes Filling in the gap between section one two Book two addresses some of that time lag brilliantly and it s nice to see some of the pieces slotting into places but I think I d still have preferred the story in order By the time I get to the end of the trilogy I may have different viewAll in all a great readThey re right


11 thoughts on “The Passage: The original post-apocalyptic virus thriller: chosen as Time Magazine’s one of the best books to read during self-isolation in the Coronavirus outbreak (The Passage Trilogy Book 1)

  1. says:

    I doubt I'll ever say this again about a vampire or a post apocalyptic novel but you must read this bookI've been reading a lot recently mostly works from some of the big names in speculative fiction So it surprised me when

  2. says:

    Why did I pick this up now Well vampires Plus I got caught in the hype machine marketing the latest novel and figured I had to start at the beginningTo be completely frank this book gets off to a cracking start While I didn't find Cronin the most engaging writer the plot and story had hooks than a pirate partyBut halfway through the book with all the subtlety of From Dusk till Dawn you are slapped in the face with a dystopian future drama

  3. says:

    The Passage is an excellent crossover novel and it shouldn't be a surprise that it's done so well in the bookstores since it appeals to so many different readers and is so well executedAt its heart this is a blockbuster no

  4. says:

    When I first bought this book it was for a book club challenge and I must say it took me a good month to get into it The fi

  5. says:

    I read so many good reviews that I purchased this book I enjoyed it read it all the way through without skipping any pages

  6. says:

    This is the third time I have read this book the first in the trilogyWhere do do startBeautifully written a true EpicDo make the time to read the following books The Twelve and the City of MirrorsYou truly have to read and take note of who is whoI first saw this book in a little bookstore with a note from the owner saying

  7. says:

    For once I had to agree with the Stephen King comparisons at least for the first 300 or so pages but then WHAM and suddenly

  8. says:

    I’m not really sure where to start with this bookIt’s monstrous In the best possibly wayDid I like itYes absolutely I’m half way through the seuel alreadyIs it easy to followYes & noThe plot is the yes Essentially the military create ‘vampires’ by unearthing a long lost disease I’m not sure if paleovirology is a thing

  9. says:

    It took me ages to read this book and I read a lot I read lots of other books alongside and just tackled a few chapters daily It was g

  10. says:

    Amy is a girl out of time in a world that has moved on In a time of men and monsters she is neither but feels the needs of both pulling at herThe passage covers some 100 years from the rise of the virals and the dawn of Amy's gift to the beginn

  11. says:

    Unlike alot of reviewers I had no problem with the time hop or the second set of characters I think just coming after the

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