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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Book: The Passage

 Book:  The Passage

Author: Justin Cronin

Pages: 785

This is my 16th read for the year

This story revolves around a girl named Amy.  At age 6 she is abandoned at a Convent by her mother who can no longer care for her.  The government comes after her - seeking her for a top secret experiment.  The men who come for her have no idea why they were sent for a little girl and when they find her, they are not sure they can take her to the compound.  The agents and girl are captured and brought to the compound and Agent Wolgast tries to figure out how they are going to get her out of there.  As an experiment goes horribly wrong, Wolgast gets Amy out of there.  But he is not able to stop the collapse of society.

Almost 100 years later, society has been widdled down to a few pods of people that have to sleep with the lights on and behind heavy gated, guarded communities to keep the monsters away.  When Amy reappears - not having hardly aged - humans start to piece together how it all started all those years ago and what they were going to do to end the monsters once and for all.

This was a pretty good book.  It makes a pretty sudden stop from past to present and then takes about 500 pages to tie in Amy to the whole thing.  But it is well written a long the way with good character developement.  He is an attention to detail type author, and while this can make for a long, drawn out story of needless dialogue, I didn't find that here.  It got me invested in the people he was storytelling about and made me care when something happened to one of them.  There are a multitude of characters in this book with a long family history that is brought up, so you have to be paying attention.

This is the first book in a trilogy, so I will be reading the next two to see where it goes.

Stars: 4

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