The Passage


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"Read this book and the ordinary world disappears."--Stephen King First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, turned to hell. All that remains is the long fight ahead for the stunned survivors faced with a future ruled by fear--of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse. As civilization crumbles, two people flee in search of sanctuary. ...

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Marsha L M

May 23, 2013

Book is great!

The service awesome and in excellent condition. Haven't started material yet but an upcoming book club pick, so will get started soon.
Thank you.

Gloria S

Dec 27, 2012


Reading now, starts interesting enough to make me want to keep reading.

Barbara C

Aug 2, 2012

Scary good

Love this book and the author. Don't let the length of the book scare you away. Every page is stellar.


Sep 22, 2011

Getting totally into Book=over 700 pages

Is really worth reading all pages 2 hit the reasons for reading this book. The 700+ pages 2 get to the meat... Is worth it!

Right now husband & I are hoping 2 get next book [before end-of-world 2012 (giggle)] very soon. Hopefully, won't have 2 go through stand alone style (history) of book and it will give us the grist [meat] of final story.


Sep 30, 2010

Something borrowed, something new.

A young writer writes two well-received, but poor-selling literary novels. What does he do for a follow-up? Pens an epic-length, post-apocalyptic, vampire extravaganza!

Though I found The Passage to be highly derivative (Mr. Cronin seems to borrow often and shamelessly from many popular and literary sources), the story only picks up steam as it hums along. Though the beginning dragged a bit, I really felt he hit his stride by Part III. The outpost of humanity hanging on by a thread, while hope and ancient technology slowly fades, was simply un-put-down-able. The characters, also, were well fleshed out and sympathetic-- even, to some extent, the vampires.

The ending? Well let?s not spoil things, shall we? Read The Passage for the adventure and suspense if nothing else.

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