I just finished "The Passage." I don't generally do book reviews. I hesitate to recommend books because we all have different tastes, standards, and expectations. I am making an exception in this case.
"The Passage" is 800 pages of goodness. My sister's friend referred to it as "The Crack Book." This is accurate. I have accomplished next to nothing over the last seven days. Side Note: Why is it that when I finish a book I feel so accomplished then?
It's not my usual genre. It came highly recommended, so I took a leap of faith. I'm so glad I did.
Cronin writes very much like Stephen King, and that is a compliment coming from me. If you hear the word "vampire" associated with this book just ignore it. We call them "virals" or "jumps" in this book. They do not sparkle, fight werewolves, or drive fancy cars (not that I mind all that).
- "F" word
- Overuse of the "ascends" and "descends"
- Not long enough
- 1st in a series
I am eagerly awaiting the next installment. Until then, all lights are on!
P.S. I love my Nook! Thank you, Bob. It makes reading so much more convenient. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing?
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Posted by Sabra at 12:09 AM