The Passage

A Novel

Cronin, Justin

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Passage
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.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0345504968
Characteristics: 766 p. ;,25 cm.


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Dec 22, 2014
  • Chapel_Hill_KenMc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really hated to come to the end of this book, even though it's over 700 pages! Cronin isn't just another hack jumping on the supernatural thriller bandwagon. An English professor at Rice, and author of a couple previous literary books, he has come up with a near-perfect suspense/horror saga, with fascinating characters and a compelling (and very scary) post-apocalyptic world. He kept me up way too late on many evenings.

Jul 09, 2014
  • sddepaul rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Like many other readers, I also struggled with the whole new batch of characters after 100 pages into the book. But, I kept reading and all things fell into place over the lengthy pages to come. Never saw any indication of the "trilogy", so am looking forward to the next book.

Jun 20, 2014
  • naw666 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Heartbreakingly beautiful novel, especially gripping is the relationship between FBI Agent Brad Wolfgast and the child Amy, whom is an enigma wrapped in a mystery. Amy's story is what truly touched me, as well as the characters she meets along the way, in particular the Nun Lacey and of course Brad. :)

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!

Feb 28, 2014

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Feb 01, 2013

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

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

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Jul 09, 2014
  • 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.

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

dystopia: the world is depopulated by deadly vampirish virus


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Jan 22, 2015

Other: Printing errors on some pages (thus far 268-271) where it appears that sentences either get cut off or are repeated on following pages.


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