Couldn’t sleep , but loved it. I read the whole series!
First part of the book engages. Then, around 600 pages in,( more than 2,000 pages on IBooks) sags like a beaten up old Turkish Army cot. Boring, confusing, and you could care less about these people. How this trilogy succeeds is beyond this readers comprehension. So dull, I didn't even finish it and deleted it from my library.
Kept me wanting to know what would happen, but not the best I've ever read
This was an amazing read ! It's probably the longest (881 pages) that I have read in quite awhile. Great story line, great characters and fun to read. I will say that there were a couple of places where it bogged down but it picked right back up and moved forward. Can't wait wait to read the second book of this series. I highly recommend it but make sure you are willing to make the time commitment.
This has to be one of the best books I have ever read. I was completely swept away by the whole concept of this story. So well written, so descriptive, so beautiful in so many ways - yet horrifying and so suspenseful, I just couldn't put it down. Highly, highly recommend this book!
Couldn't put it down.
Am book reader
Excellent book...read it twice. But where's the final volume of the trilogy? Please Mr. Cronin, get it done!
This is the first book to make me completely emotionally invested in the characters. So much so that I found myself grieving this deaths or misfortunes and having nightmares if I had to leave off reading in a tense place. I can't wait to read The Twelve, and hopefully finally get to the bottom of the mystery that is Amy. Thank you, Mr Cronin, for a thoroughly fantastic ride!
It's an okay story and I would normally give it three stars. I mean let's face it, I finished the stupid book, didn't I? But wow! It has some of the longest paragraphs I have ever seen in the history of literature. I mean, a couple of the paragraphs are reminiscent of War and Peace itself!
Many, many times I would simply flip through the pages, three or four at a time, and feel like I missed nothing in the story plot.
Buy it at your own risk.
Omg it's awesome...great read and I love that is more action and fantasy then romance and happy ever after
Call me Smitty
There are few things in literature so enjoyable as a book that creates an entire other world. Stephen King's Dark Tower series does it magnificently, as does Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's Lucifer's Hammer. Add to that list The Passage. It's the kind of book that forces you to reorient yourself to your time and place when you pause the story. A marvelous combination of character-driven and plot-driven novel. Kudos to Justin Cronin for a tremendous accomplishment. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to start reading The Twelve.
It took me two days to read this book and let me say it was the best to days of reading in my life I couldn't put the book down