Review of “The Passage” by Justin Cronin

WOW! I feel so accomplished finishing this book (766 pages).

I am giving this book a 4.5 star review.

This book starts of with the world as we know it now. A man creates a virus which turns the subjects in immortal vampire like creatures. When the creatures escape, it does not take too long for the world to change. We then skip to (I want to say 100 years) to a place where survivors are at- fighting the creatures. A few survivors leave the Colony in order to find answers. They travel with a little girl who they think may be 100+ years old. Along the way battling the virals.  

I loved the plot of this story. It was interesting at parts but also was slow at parts as well.  It has enough action in it to keep me moving along. My favorite part was when they  left the Colony in search of answers with Amy. It had a lot of action and that kept me moving along the novel.

I did not like the fact that it was so long though. I think most of it was overexaggerated descriptions/dreams, etc. I think the 1st part could have been condensed or taken out of the book all together. They could have started the novel with the Colony and had them figure out how the virus started at a later time instead of at the beginning. That would have cut out about ½ of the book. There were a lot of characters some important to the plot and others not so much.

Overall, I am glad that I stuck to the book. I feel like I need a gold medal after finishing it. I would have loved to read the other two books in the series, but I need a break.

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