The Passage

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Orion Paperbacks, Nov 1, 2010 - Horror tales - 766 pages
23 Reviews
NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY "TIME" AND "LIBRARY JOURNAL"--AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "The Washington Post - Esquire - U.S. News & World Report" - NPR/"On Point - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - BookPage"
An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, "The Passage" is the story of Amy--abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape--but he can't stop society's collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.
"Enthralling . . . You will find yourself captivated."--Stephen King
"Magnificently unnerving . . . "The Stand "meets" The Road.""--"Entertainment Weekly"
"Great entertainment . . . [a] big, engrossing read."--"The Dallas Morning News"
"Mythic storytelling."--"San Francisco Chronicle"
The story of Amy continues in "The Twelve, " coming soon. Look for a special preview in the back of the book.

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User Review  - lesalou - Overstock.com

What stared out as a terrific story with compelling characters turned into a boring tedious and downright monotonous tale.I never quit reading books but this time I put it away and never opened it again. Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

Just started this last night and am already 100 pages in...reminds me of The Stand with it's multiple story lines and pacing. Just finished this last night - what a great summer read. Warning: This is ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Justin Cronin is the author of "The Passage, Mary and O'Neil" (which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize), and "The Summer Guest." Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Writers' Award. A professor of English at Rice University, he lives with his family in Houston, Texas.

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