The Passage

Author:   Justin Cronin
Publisher:   Orion Publishing Co
ISBN:  

9780752883304


Pages:   1008
Publication Date:   27 April 2011
Format:   Paperback
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An epic, awe-inspiring novel of good and evil - now a global bestseller. Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world. She is. Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row. He's wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming. It is. THE PASSAGE. Soon to be an epic drama on Fox from writer Elizabeth Heldens and executive producer Ridley Scott.

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Author:   Justin Cronin
Publisher:   Orion Publishing Co
Imprint:   Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 4.60cm , Length: 19.60cm
Weight:   0.674kg
ISBN:  

9780752883304


ISBN 10:   0752883305
Pages:   1008
Publication Date:   27 April 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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If you only take one book away with you this summer, make it THE PASSAGE. It's an absorbing, nightmarish dream of a book, a terrifying apocalyptic thriller, populated by believable, sympathetic characters. Once you start reading it, you won't want it to end. THE TIMES The stuff of reading frenzies SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Cronin's massive novel transcends its cliches and delivers a feverishly readable post-apocalyptic-cum-vampire chiller. It's not only a brilliantly told story, with thrilling plot twists and graphic action sequences, but a moving psychological portrait of survivors facing up to the poignant fact of a lost past and a horrifically uncertain future. GUARDIAN A truly epic masterpiece that will have you hanging on for dear life -- Maxim Jakubowski LOVEREADING.CO.UK For most of this enthralling novel, it's not difficult to discern why the publisher is so excited. Cronin writes with verve and versatility, and is just as good in action scenes as he is in handling more literary material. His reinvention of vampires niftily ditches Transylvanian cliches and his future world is richly imagined. Above all, Amy is a superb creation, believably human yet beguilingly enigmatic. SUNDAY TIMES This epic tale is truly exhilarating stuff but what makes THE PASSAGE work so well is not its massive canvas, but the concentration on its human characters, notably six-year-old redhead Amy Harper Bellafonte. DAILY EXPRESS Epic, apocalyptic, heart-wrenching, catastrophic, mesmerisizing... DAILY MIRROR Every so often a novel-reader's novel comes along: an enthralling, entertaining story wedded to simple, supple prose, both informed by tremendous imagination. Read 15 pages, and you will find yourself captivated; read 30 and you will find yourself taken prisoner and reading late into the night. It had the vividness that only epic works of fantasy and imagination can achieve. What else can I say? This: read this book and the ordinary world disappears. -- Stephen King Cronin is a skilled writer. Most of the characters are well drawn and he tackles the philosophical issue of gaining eternal life at the cost of your soul in between the throat-ripping battle scenes. I turned THE PASSAGE's pages feverishly to find out what happened next. OBSERVER A modern classic in the making. SFX As far as blockbuster novels go, this is up there with the most compelling. THE JOURNAL A gripping story and a richly drawn cast. This is an epic that often bears comparison with Stephen King. DAILY MAIL Read 30 pages and you will find yourself taken prisoner and reading late into the night. SUNDAY EXPRESS


Mischa writes: Ever wanted to live a thousand years? Amy Harper Bellafonte can. With new technology that enables a life-threatening disease to be transformed into a thousand years of agelessness... But what if the diseased managed to escape? <br />In part one Amy is abandoned by her mother without really knowing why. Walgast, an FBI agent, becomes like a father to her, but his secrets about the true reason he came to find her haunt him and while he knows the truth Amy can never be safe. <br />Broken into two impeccable parts, following two dangerous journeys; one before, one after the human race has been wiped out. Or so it is believed. Only in the &lsquo;utopian' Colony do humans remain. But once they meet Amy, a Walker; a human wanderer from outside of the Colony's fence, questions begin to arise. To answer them would mean venturing outside the safe haven of the Colony, where the diseased humans known as Virals lurk; creatures more deadly than vampires, werewolves, or any of the sort.<br />To read The Passage is to literally be taken on a journey through the dark realms of the future, its secrets and your deepest fears. A thrilling page turner full of characters you won't want to let go!<br />


'The stuff of reading frenzies' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'A modern classic in the making.' SFX


'The stuff of reading frenzies' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH


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Born and raised in New England, Justin Cronin is a multi-award-winning writer. He is Professor of English at Rice University, and lives with his family in Houston, Texas.

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