Over a period of 6 years / 2010-2016, 3 books were copyrighted by Justin Cronin. It is a “book in 3 parts”…approximately 1800 pages.
History: When it hit the best seller list I was intrigued and bought the book. It took me 200 pages to get into the story line but then I was hooked! When book two came out I decided to wait until the 3rd and final book in the series came out before tackling the project again. (It “reads better” if you read all 3 books in order with no time lag between books)…….multiple story-lines require close attention.
Just recently an adaptation of the 1st book, The Passage was on TV. And I’m glad I saw that! It made the 1st book so much better by being able to visualize the settings! I don’t know if any of the other books will be adapted to TV but if they are, I’ll be there! I went back and reread book one again before reading the other two.
WHO should read the books? Anyone who loves a challenge and is willing to devote the time and effort to go slow and enjoy the fantastic writing skills of Justin Cronin!
Many authors have used “vampires” as a vehicle to portray a segment of society that is different, outcast, dangerous, etc. Anne Rice, Bram Stoker, Romance novelists. This collection is perhaps the best yet. Don’t let “vampires” stop you from choosing it to read!!!!
This collection is about the human race and how resilient it is! It is an example of just how fast a civilization can be completely or nearly so wiped out in a very short period of time. But mostly is about the power of hope and love and how those two things trump out everything else!
LONG, Powerful and well worth your time!!!!