Sunday, September 12, 2010
The Passage by Justin Cronin
I don't need to say much about a book that's a huge bestseller and has already received a lot of promotion... except that the hype has substance behind it. It's unlike any other vampire story I've read and definitely the best vampire story I've read. The young heroine with special powers and the mood and feel resembles that in Santa Olivia, which I reviewed recently. The scope, however is far more vast than Jacqueline Carey's novel. The Passage is 766 pages of post-apocalyptic adventure told in an epic saga spanning more than a century. Be forewarned that it may keep you up reading late into the night.