Series: The Passage #1
Author: Justin Cronin
Published: June 8, 2010
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 3.5 stars
IT HAPPENED FAST.
THIRTY-TWO MINUTES FOR ONE WORLD TO DIE, ANOTHER TO BE BORN.
First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. 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 worse.
As 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 much longer odyssey—spanning miles and decades—toward the time an place where she must finish what should never have begun.
How did I like this story so much, but hated reading it so much? I liked pretty much everything about this story. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next and I really liked all the characters, but my gosh was that book slow!!! I felt like I was sludging through it! It got to the point where I lost some of my curiosity and decided not to continue the series because the book took so long. I liked a lot about this story and like I said, I really loved the characters … but I could not get over how slow the reading was!
This was a book that Jessica DNF’d many years ago, for basically the same issue that Kim had with it: the slowness! I tried, but just couldn’t keep reading it. I did watch the one season TV show in 2019 and enjoyed it and wish it had continued!