Saturday, September 4, 2010

Justin Cronin's The Passage

Well, I just finished reading The Passage.  Don't worry, no spoilers here.  If you've read it and intend to comment PLEASE DON'T SPOIL.  With that said, Justin Cronin is a very good writer.  I wanted to read it because of Stephen King's comments.  He said that you will get to about pg 15 and not be able to put it down.  He was absolutely correct.  I did put the book down to do my own writing, and keep up with stuff--but there was no way that I could put the book completely AWAY; once started that won't happen...actually after you read the first sentence I dare you to put it down.

Last night after midnight, I'm laying in my bed, eyes swiftly moving across the page, closing in on the ending and when it ended I was haunted by the characters that I had grown to love.  As a matter of fact, I had a hard time going to sleep after.  And when I woke up, it was the first thing I thought of. 

When I finished reading that wonderful book, I regretted investing the time into it.  Because I still had questions at the end.  Where was my satisfying ending??  So I pulled up my computer and found that there is to be a sequel.  THANK GOD! Now I think that I can sleep. I want my satisfying ending! that what you all were saying to me when I just left Miscegenist Sabishii hanging after story 2?  Haha.

I recommend the book if you like such stories.  Last_Breath80 asked if it was a vampire story.  Noooo.  Ok, Yessss, but so much more then the vampire/creatures.  It's about god and love and it's an odyssey, a mystery and there is action and there are tears and laughing out loud.  But...I still didn't understand the ending.


  1. Ooh, I love taking up a dare! Earlier today, I visited a favourite haunt of mine - Idle Hour Book Inn - to try and track down a copy. However they were out. This bled into my next escapade 'The Quest For The Elusive Public Library Card'. After your review I shall endeavour to fulfill my mission of finding Justin Cronin (I love dramatics lol)

    Till next time, These Are The Days of Jen xoxo

  2. Didn't they make a movie out of this book starring Viggo Mortensen? Or maybe not... but now that I have read a brief synopsis I think there's another book out that's some what similar to this I think its called "The Strain". And I believe that this is about vampires as well.


  3. This actually quite scary. I was just recommended this book by a friend. Literally a couple of days after you recommended it. I'm buying it tomorrow.

  4. Cool, be sure to tell us what you think of it!


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