12 member(s) found this review helpful.
The world as we know it has gone horribly awry. The author has written a thoughtful, exciting and, very addictive book. This is not the typical vampire novel. The creatures are frightening and mindlessly ruthless. Cronin has created a very believable, albeit terrifying scenario and, while there is hope, it is a grim read. For fans of well-written thrillers, this book will be very satisfying. The characters are well developed and the action is excellent. This is a fine novel for fans of this particular genre, as well as for those eager for a very thrilling ride. Highly recommended.
6 member(s) found this review helpful.
Folks, this is one terrific book. I actually bought the hardcover version. It is a huge book, and I wish it was it had been longer. I started to get sad around the last 1/5 of the book knowing that it was going to end, and that I will probably have to wait quite a while for the sequel. But, I am extremely grateful there will be two more books. I am so involved with all the characters, that I want to know what is going to happen to them. It is being compared to Stephen King's "The Stand", and I agree they should be in the same category, but this is a much better book.
3 member(s) found this review helpful.
First third excellent, then they go to a hundred years in the future and wow seemed like a different book! I slogged thru the middle and had a hard time with the end. Good editor would have helped. Overall Ive read the Stand, and this is NOT the Stand by a long shot. Overhyped book, which is this authors first and it shows. Wont be along for more books if it is a series. Yawn.