The Passage - Justin Cronin

The Passage

By Justin Cronin

  • Release Date: 2010-06-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,356 Ratings

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This thrilling novel kicks off what Stephen King calls “a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction.”

NOW A FOX TV SERIES! THE PASSAGE airs Mondays at 9/8c.

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY TIME 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 • Library Journal 

“It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.” 

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.

Look for the entire Passage trilogy:
THE PASSAGE | THE TWELVE | THE CITY OF MIRRORS

Praise for The Passage

“[A] blockbuster.”The New York Times Book Review

“Mythic storytelling.”San Francisco Chronicle

“Magnificent . . . Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. . . . The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: a story about human beings trying to generate new hope in a world from which all hope has long since been burnt.”Time

“The type of big, engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night.”The Dallas Morning News

“Addictive.”Men’s Journal

“Cronin’s unguessable plot and appealing characters will seize your heart and mind.”Parade

Reviews

  • Great book

    5
    By jimmmyjacobson
    Long but one of my favorites!
  • What a great book

    5
    By Bagger33
    I absolutely loved this book. Great from beginning to end. I love how the story unfolds and keeps you coming back for more. It was difficult to put down. Way to go Justin.
  • I’ve read and re-read this book over and over

    5
    By janetbeth
    If you love TheStand, as I do, then this book, this trilogy, will tip the scales for any reader. I love The Passage and all it’s intonations and meanings that JC has put forth in this tomb of a book. The characters become you and I become them and who am I echos throughout it’s pages
  • The Passage

    5
    By rubydog@12
    Couldn’t sleep , but loved it. I read the whole series!
  • The Passage

    1
    By Mnrker
    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. Geoff Charles
  • Pretty good

    4
    By Sdfrdeghfrjed
    Kept me wanting to know what would happen, but not the best I've ever read
  • Awesome !

    5
    By Ohyeahfun
    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.
  • The Passage

    5
    By Bamma342
    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!
  • The Passage

    5
    By Maureenie1350
    Couldn't put it down.
  • where's number 3???

    5
    By Am book reader
    Excellent book...read it twice. But where's the final volume of the trilogy? Please Mr. Cronin, get it done!