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The Passage

A Novel
Cronin, Justin (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Passage


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A security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment that only six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte can stop.
Authors: Cronin, Justin
Title: The passage
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 766 p. ;,25 cm.
Summary: A security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment that only six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte can stop.
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ISBN: 0345504968
9780345504968
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Report This Apr 11, 2014
  • kikusia23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the first author since Stephen King that kept me "on the edge of my seat" throughout the whole book and the sequel too! Can't wait for the last part of the trilogy. Must- read for all post-apocalyptic novel fans!

Just when you think you know where this book is going it takes a 180 and you are off in another direction. The characters in this book really stuck with me and when I was done reading, I kept thinking about them and wanted to read more.

Report This Aug 07, 2013
  • JohnShaft2089 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The author does what at first seems like a terrible thing. He takes the characters of the first 150 pages, whose story you've become deeply engrossed in, and largely writes them out. The narrative jumps ahead 100 years, and you're left with entirely new characters. Having read both The Passage and it's sequel, don't be disappointed when it happens. It works. The remaining pages fly by once you're used to the shock of the jump forward in time. Great, great apocalypse literature. Much better than 'The Strain', which, while entertaining, just left me feeling dumber for having read it.

Report This Jun 02, 2013
  • BeccaBB rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I like vampire books and had heard good things about this one so I had high hopes. Maybe that was the problem. I should have gone in blind. But I still don't think I would have loved this one. If you are going to have a book this long and expect people to come back for more it better be really good. And I just don't think it was good enough to carry all that length. There were some characters that I really liked (most of who died on me) and then some I really didn't even find interesting. There were parts of the plot that were great and then some odd little things that were thrown in there that didn't make sense and just seemed to muddle things and then were never cleared up. There were parts that made me want to keep reading when I should be sleeping and others that put me to sleep. On the whole the book was just okay. But it was slow and long and if I am going to invest this much of my time in a book I want it to be better than okay.

Report This May 19, 2013
  • seattlecamper rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my very favorite books. I didn't want it to end and it is not a small book!

Report This Mar 07, 2013
  • shockman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I thought it was a great read. I liked the story and the writers style. It was tied together nicely even with all the time shifting taking place.

Report This Feb 07, 2013
  • bethelk rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book ended very abruptly. Maybe the author's intent was to make you want to see if there would be a sequel. Luckily, there is one.

Wonderful book. I enjoyed the being involved with all the characters. I couldn't put it down.

Report This Jan 12, 2013
  • naeschbach rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

reasonably well written but overly involved. Needed a better editor to give some focus. too long.

Report This Jan 11, 2013
  • JCS3F rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I had been looking for an old-fashioned storyteller. Someone to craft a simple, compelling plotline without pretense. I found that with Justin Cronin and 'The Passage'. A sprawling labor of love, 'The Passage' is chock full of cliffhangers and character progression. It isn't without its faults, though. With every development recounted in detail, a sense of mystery is lost. There is little room for the reader to insert his or her own imagination. In keeping with this, no character is allowed to simply disappear. If such a catastrophe were to actually occur, characters would disappear quickly, mysteriously, achingly. That is plainly missing from 'The Passage' as the author's affinity for each character prevents them from slipping away, unrealistic at best, manipulative at worst. That said, it’s an ambitious effort that leaves me more likely than not to read his follow-up, 'The Twelve'.

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Report This Jun 30, 2011
  • Dugg rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dugg thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Report This Jul 17, 2012
  • enigma122 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good,I do enjoy post-apocalyptic stories this one doesn't dissapoint BUT a bit long let us see what's coming next.

Report This Jul 01, 2012
  • Gwendoulos rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

dystopia: the world is depopulated by deadly vampirish virus

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