The Passage, by Justin Cronin

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The Passage, by Justin Cronin

Postby Omphalos » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:16 am

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But now there was a girl. Everything about her flew straight into the face of the facts. For a person - a defenseless child - to materialize out of the dark was as fundamentally disturbing as a snowfall in midsummer...It was wrong. It made no sense. Hope was a thing that gave you pain, and that's what the girl was. A painful sort of hope.


The Passage, by Justin Cronin, is the latest to be published in a growing body of literary mainstream SF/Horror stories. It is the story of an apocalyptic plague of vampires that all but wipes out humanity, and the few tired but tough and resourceful humans who survive in the wilderness. In writing it Cronin drew heavily from another master of the genre, Stephen King, especially from his good-versus-evil morality tale, The Stand. I have read a lot of books and short stories this year; this is one of the best so far. The Passage, I am told, is the first of a trilogy. Cronin has me exactly where he wants me; I might as well send him the money for the next two...Please click here, or on the book cover above, to be taken to the complete review..
Something is about to happen, Hal. Something wonderful!

-James C. Harwood, Science Fiction Writer, Straight (March 5, 1956 - May 25, 2010)



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Re: The Passage, by Justin Cronin

Postby merkin muffley » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:43 am

That sounds really good. Thanks!
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Re: The Passage, by Justin Cronin

Postby Omphalos » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:23 pm

I was almost stupefied that this far along in my life a vampire book could move me so much. I really, really enjoyed this one.
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Re: The Passage, by Justin Cronin

Postby TheDukester » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:39 am

I really, really enjoyed it. Cronin (who I'd never even heard of before) has a real smooth, conversational style that just makes the pages fly by.

I didn't want it to end; I can't think of higher praise.
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Re: The Passage, by Justin Cronin

Postby Omphalos » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:12 pm

Sequel's coming out in 2012. Imagine that! More than 9 months to "plot" and "write" a book.
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