The Passage - Passage, Bk 1 Author:Justin Cronin An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy -- abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl --... more » and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape -- but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.« less
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Unlike other reviews that I have read about this book, this book is a fantastic, imaginative story from start to finish. The sequel to come "The Twelve" is definitely on my future list of books to acquire. No doubt. For those that love a good future world thriller do not miss this one! The author keeps just enough of everything going to make you want to read in every spare moment. Have fun with this one. :) I did.
For the first hundred or so pages, I just didn't think I could finish this behemoth....it was too conventional a thriller. Once the scene was finally set, I really enjoyed the rest of it and the 700+ pages didn't seem quite so daunting.
I'm so happy to be done with this book. It was really hard to rate, because I really liked some parts, but other parts bored me to the point that I completely lost interest in it for months at a time. I feel like this book was way too long and quite a lot could have been cut out, because it seemed irrelevant to the story
This is my new favorite book! The closest comparison I can make is "The Stand" by Stephen King, but this was better. Great characters, intense paranormal plot, thought provoking messages. It is going to be a trilogy so just beware- the other books are not out yet:( That is my ONLY complaint. If you like the TV show, "The Walking Dead", you will love this book. I know I do.
A+ Excellent book and well worth your time. At one time in the beginning, I stopped reading it for a while because I thought it would be more horrific than it actually was. I started it again and was happy that I did continue because it turned out to be a great book about people who were left from a secret experiment gone very wrong and the world paid for it by changing everyone's way of life. I was happy that the pace was quick and things were interesting. This is the best book I have read in quite a while.
This was an excellent read. The story is original and really draws you in. I also really enjoyed the presentation and the way the chapters were broken up. I was a little disappointed when I reached the end, but was happy to learn there is another book to continue the story in the future.