Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Cronin is a very, very good writer and The Passage is a very good book.
A few flaws: first, The Passage is the first part of a series, something I would have liked to know beforehand.
Second; dead is not dead in this book. Far too many times characters are believed dead but miraculously show back up alive and well.
Third: Way too slow and plodding in the middle. Cronin almost lost me after part 1 ended and I was assaulted with a dozen pages of italics from a character 100 years in the future, presented by someone 1000 years into the future. Confusing.
Other than that, I loved this book. Treat yourself to a smart, atmospheric, apocalyptic vampire tale that is penned by a true wordsmith.