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EAs civilization swiftly crumbles into a primal landscape of predators and prey two people flee in search of sanctuary FBI agent Brad Wolgast is a good man haunted by what he's done in the line of duty Six year old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte is a refugee from the doomed scientific project that has triggered apocalypse Wolgast is determined to protect her from the horror set loose by her captors but for Amy escaping the bloody fallout is only the beginning of a muc Pretty cool 😊💕

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The PassageH longer odyssey spanning miles and decades toward the time an place where she must finish what should never have begunWith The Passage award winning author Justin Cronin has written both a relentlessly suspenseful adventure and an epic chronicle of human endurance in the face of unprecedented catastrophe and unimaginable danger Its inventive storytelling masterly prose and depth of human insight mark it as a crucial and transcendent work of modern fictionfront flap The hype machine was working With some terrific reviews this was immediately one of THE BOOKS TO READ for summer 2010 a vampire tale not written by Stephanie Meyer and not even promoted very much as vampiric Maybe our capacity for reading vampire novels has clotted somewhat?The world in uestion begins in 2022 Gas is 13 a gallon Iranian jihadists have killed hundreds at the Mall of America Jenna Bush is Texas guv this is a horror story after all New Orleans battered by another monster storm is now an uninhabitable industrial park An expedition to a remote corner of South America sponsored by the US Army is searching for a promising and dangerous virus What could possibly go wrong? The Passage is nothing if not very very derivative Although there are a few nifty new notions within its 766 pages I will not spoil them by telling there will be little here that is not almost immediately familiar Government projects gone wrong post apocalyptic struggles for survival battles between good and evil strong people weak people and lots and lots of vampiresThat said I felt that there were almost two complete independent books within the whole The first tells of the beginning of the unpleasantness lasts for 246 pages and is gripping I hated to put the book down Even with the been there read that aspect of the book there was something about the writing of that 246 pages that kept me turning the pages thirsty for As for the remaining 520 not so much We move forward almost a century and enter the too familiar landscape of post apocalyptic survival Although there were elements here that were interesting some characters that held promise I found it a very very long yawn I also felt that the author cheated a few times too many in leading us to believe that certain events had taken place when they had not He even jokes about it in the writing having one character say out loud what any reader might wonder about how a particular event transpired If The Passage had kept up the frantic and so engaging pace of its long opening it would indeed have been one of THE BOOKS TO READ this summer Instead of reading The Passage though I would look for an alternate routeI gave it two stars instead of one because the beginning was so good Otherwise I resented the time it took to read this waaaaaay too long book

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doc ó The Passage Hardcover ê johnscyclingdiary Í [Reading] ➺ The Passage By Justin Cronin – IT HAPPENED FASTTHIRTY TWO MINUTES FOR ONE WORLD TO DIE ANOTHER TO BE BORNFirst the unthinkable a security breach at a secret US government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chillIT HAPPENED FASTTHIRTY TWO MINUTES FOR ONE WORLD TO DIE ANOTHER TO BE BORNFirst the unthinkable a security breach at a secret US government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment Then the unspeakable a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation and ultimately a world forever altered All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear of darkness of death of a fate far wors Later Keith Olbermann’s words “WORST PERSON IN THE WO O R R L L D” would echo in my headThe other morning my daughter called crying and said “I just did something terrible”I froze As a parent these words could mean anything I waited“I hit a car I was trying to move over because the street was narrow I hit someone’s mirror I panicked I just took off I’m late for work already They’ll fire me if I’m late I know I damaged the mirror I feel awful” This was all delivered in pieces as she was weeping by nowDuring this I go into parental stream of consciousness Thank God No one’s hurt She’s not hurt She left the scene What does that mean? What do I do? What do I do? Trouble? Fines? Tickets? Jail? Oh my God Money Trouble Money money money Trouble trouble trouble Then the devil’s words Did anyone see you?But that’s not what I said I heard myself say “Can you go back and leave a note on the windshield?”More wailing “ Noooo I’m late now They’ll fire me I know it”“All right Okay You have to report this I’ll find out what you need to do It’s okay Go to work It’ll be okay”Of course I had no idea if it would be all right I’m in Wisconsin; she’s in Minneapolis and I started to make phone calls The first officer was a huge help He said he didn’t know what the rules were but she’d LEFT THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT I said she panicked she feels terrible she’s sobbing He said “It doesn’t matter whether she's crying laughing smiling She LEFT THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT That’s a crime” My heart was pounding and I wanted to say “Look you Neanderthal fuck She killed a mirror Could you be human for a moment?”An hour or so later I finally reached the right people and the sergeant assured me she was not in trouble took my name number and hers and said she should report it as soon as possibleSituation handled I suppose But I kept thinking of my first thought and what I almost said Did anyone see you? Epic failI’m drawn to apocalyptic fiction and one of the reasons why is that characters are often tested and The Passage is no exception Faced with temptation or in the clutch of terror characters succeed or fail While the book has compelling moments too often Cronin starts to develop a character but never really completes the task With such a large array of characters this needs to be done You want to empathize with the characters and they need to be distinct enough so that you can keep them all straightOne problem – and this may sound minor – but it drove me crazy was Cronin’s inability to handle dialogue With the exception of the soldiers who spoke in an exaggerated military fashion many of the characters sounded the same Also they seemed to have one expletive flyers which referred to something horrible in their midst Accordingly most of the characters when excited would begin a sentence by saying “Flyers what will we do?” or “Flyers did you see anything?” It was absurdPicture for example something horrible in our lives Sarah Palin for example and then picture her being able to survive as she is for decades image error