The Passage, Paperback
2.5 out of 5 (4 ratings)


An epic, awe-inspiring novel of good and evil - now a global bestseller. Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world.

She is. Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row.

He's wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming.





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The Passage - Justin Cronin ***I have read many many good reviews of this book, but I just couldn't get stuck into the story. I found the plot slow moving and the reading of it a real struggle.I am probably in the minority but just didn't enjoy it. A shame really as the concept of the novel was a good one.I'm not going to go into the storyline and I am sure many other reviewers will do this for me.

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Starts with some promise then gets mind numbingly good, followed by a slightly poorly paced second quarter. Good scene setting but I didn't find characterisation particularly deep. It took some time, I felt before I was able to settle in with the characters. Certainly not a short read, involving as well & as the first in a trilogy, I can't help but wonder what the other two would be like. Can't help but think that "The Stand" & "The Road" do it so much better.

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I bought a book called "The Twelve" by the same author on an impulse after picking it up in a bookshop. Then realised that it was a sequel to this so went back later and bought "The Passage". Big mistake — quite possibly two mistakes. Having finished the book it's not one I'm going to keep and it'll be off to the charity shop very soon. The story hinges on "virals" which seem to bear a resemblance to vampires,although they originated in a top-secret science facility in the US. I'm not a vampire fan but my main reason for not liking the book is that it didn't seem to make much sense. The original experimental subjects seem to have gathered others and they have killed much of the population of USA. The survivors stay in fortified camps and at night, when the virals are active, switch on bright lights. There is a young girl (who later claims to be 100 years old)called Amy. At the start she takes refuge in a convent after being admitted by a nun. The nun reappears later in the story. The trouble is that far too much goes unexplained. I am in no hurry to read the sequel and may well give it away unread. If we must have vampires give me Bram Stoker and his 1897 Dracula.

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Really not my sort of book, I'm afraid.

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