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TitleThe Passage (The Passage, #1)
AuthorJustin Cronin
ISBN0345504968
ImprintJustin Cronin Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages766

Description

It happened fast Thirty two minutes for one world to die, another to be born First, the unthinkable a security breach at a secret U.S government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment Then, the unspeakable a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.As civilization swiftly crumbles into a primal landscape of predators and prey, two people flee in search of sanctuary FBI agent Brad Wolgast is a good man haunted by what he s done in the line of duty Six year old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte is a refugee from the doomed scientific project that has triggered apocalypse He is determined to protect her from the horror set loose by her captors But for Amy, escaping the bloody fallout is only the beginning of a much longer odyssey spanning miles and decades towards the time and place where she must finish what should never have begun.With The Passage, award winning author Justin Cronin has written both a relentlessly suspenseful adventure and an epic chronicle of human endurance in the face of unprecedented catastrophe and unimaginable danger Its inventive storytelling, masterful prose, and depth of human insight mark it as a crucial and transcendent work of modern fiction to It happened fast Thirty two minutes for one world to die, another to be born book jacket

Reviews

Ken

The Passage (The Passage, #1) By Justin Cronin

THE PASSAGE is a lot like the month of March It comes in like a vampire thriller and goes out like a batty soap opera And it s big Spreading its bat wings, it measures in at 766 pages or at least the ARC version does TWILIGHT this ain t, and regular vampire fare it isn t either It s a hodgepodge of ... (Sign in to see more)


Ellen

The Passage (The Passage, #1) By Justin Cronin

Later, Keith Olbermann s words, WORST PERSON IN THE WO O R R L L D would echo in my head.The other morning, my daughter called, crying, and said, I just did something terrible I froze As a parent, these words could mean anything I waited I hit a car I was trying to move over because the stree... (Sign in to see more)


Garet Wirth

The Passage (The Passage, #1) By Justin Cronin

Oh, The Passage You promised me such wonderful things with your sparkly cover, your titillating title a passage to WHERE , and your massive hype Also your sizable heft, as you are a large, obese book, full of words and things I figured if I didn t like you, I could use you to stone evil doers in som... (Sign in to see more)


Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin

The Passage (The Passage, #1) By Justin Cronin

Pretty cool


Will Byrnes

The Passage (The Passage, #1) By Justin Cronin

The hype machine was working With some terrific reviews, this was immediately one of THE BOOKS TO READ for summer 2010, a vampire tale not written by Stephanie Meyer, and not even promoted very much as vampiric Maybe our capacity for reading vampire novels has clotted somewhat The world in qu... (Sign in to see more)


mark monday

The Passage (The Passage, #1) By Justin Cronin

when i read horror, i m usually looking for 1 cheap thrills or 2 surreal and metaphysical weirdness or, best of all, 3 an epic full of dread and melancholy there is plenty of the first sort and so much of it is trash but fun can be had with trashy things and i m no snob the second type can ... (Sign in to see more)


Matthew

The Passage (The Passage, #1) By Justin Cronin

Epic very, very Epic I feel like I just read about 5 books Not because it was long, but just because there is so much story here that changes direction so many times I cannot believe there are still two books to go I mean, I can believe it because there is story to tell, but how much epic can th... (Sign in to see more)


Eddie

The Passage (The Passage, #1) By Justin Cronin

This book, by far, was the biggest book I ve read to date And I stay away from really big books, usually, because I don t want to get to the end feeling dissatisfied This big book left me feeling just that The first 250 pages of this book were brilliant left me wanting Initially But, the rest of th... (Sign in to see more)


Kemper

The Passage (The Passage, #1) By Justin Cronin

Good afternoon This is Wolf Blitzer from CNN s The Situation Room, the program that tries to make viewers think that you re seeing the busy hub of television journalism instead of admitting that despite our high tech looking set and satellite feeds, you d probably learn about what s actually... (Sign in to see more)


Nicholas Sparks

The Passage (The Passage, #1) By Justin Cronin

Cronin combines two classic and overused literary elements vampires and the end of the world and spins them into something entirely fresh and new To me, it s an amazing accomplishment.


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