Saturday, 18 June 2011

The Passage by Justin Cronin - 5star review

The Passage by Justin Cronin:

5 STARS! - one of the best books I have ever read!

Its present day and the American government are trying to find a way to cure cancer.
The human experiments goes wrong however and the consequences become catestrophic.
Fast Forward 100 years and see how society has changed, the words, the knowledge all lost.
 The story focus's on first the "harvester" for the human experiments, and then a group of friends 100 years later living in the fallout of the Experiments.
Times have changed but the everyday lives arent that different to what we know now, there is still life, death, love and battles.
One person connects both generations and finally they lead to "the passage"

This has got to be one of the best books that I have ever read!
I cant rate this book highly enough, its been so frustrating not being able to discuss it with anyone, its a proper pick up and not put down till the very end.
The writing is superb, I really felt like I understood the characters from the beginning, the start was a bit like walking into a dark alley with a blindfold on I couldnt see where anything was going to meet,
when the second part to the story began everything fell into place, the new lifestyle of the community and then links to previous people in the start of the story was very clever.

The final few words of the book made me cry. but dont cheat! Dont flick to the back! (it wont help honest!)

The sequal is out next year I belive and I will be first in the Que for it!

Go out and buy this book today cos its definatly a keeper for any bookshelf!


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