My late review of The Passage by Justin Cronin

The PassageThe Passage by Justin Cronin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well, there seems to be quite a bit of backlash against this book. Maybe the anti-hype is deserved, but I still liked the heck out of it. I read it on vacation this summer at the beach. My wife eventually said, "Stay up as late as you have to... but finish that book. I'm sick of you sneaking off to read it."

This is one of those books that took me back to the compulsive reading habits of my youth. I, literally, couldn't put it down. I suppose one of the reasons I liked it so much was that I hadn't dealt with the hype machine and read it in, more or less, a vacuum. My enthusiasm has since been tempered by reading the killjoy information from amazon and goodreads (it's the first in a trilogy? Movie deal already in the works?). Regardless, I love post-apoc fiction, and this is it... with vampires (sort of) thrown in for good measure. And what vampires they are... psychic bestial monsters that feed off the bestial side of humanity. Chilling.

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