21 March, 2016

#BookReview :: The Passage (The Passage #1) by Justin Cronin


Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world.
She is.

Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row.
He's wrong.

FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming.
It is.






This is a debut of grand proportions… to a series that I am sure to follow.

The Passage is the story of the monsters that were created by men and that of the survivors. A military program goes wrong when the test subjects break out and go rampant in the world leading to apocalypse. These monsters were once men, who were turned into vampire like creature. Once they broke free of their containment facility, their ‘virus’ spread around and almost wiped out humanity. But there were survivors who set up their own colony and set about looking for answers and solution.

The thing about this book is that it is huge. So, the author has taken enough time to set up the world the way he wanted. He has taken a great deal of care in setting it up and has provided us with many details where we get a glimpse of the pre-Apocalypse world as well as the post-Apocalyptic world. I enjoyed reading the ‘before’ and ‘after’ situations and the contrast. Readers like me who crave for minute details will be very happy with this book. Though as the down side of the detailed narration – the pace feels lagging – especially in the middle. The other thing that I liked about this book is its very unique take on Vampires and their origins. It is absolutely unique and so different from every other take that there is – it is actually refreshing to see a scientific spin on it. There is a huge cast in this book and I actually had trouble keeping track of all of them. Amy and Brad, mentioned in the blurb of the book, play a significant role but are just two of many. The many characters also help bring in various aspects of life and relationships into the story which was quite complimentary to the whole story. 

I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the series. 


Review Copy received via Netgalley



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