Just starting on Justin Cronin’s THE PASSAGE. The literary roots of the author are evident in the elegance of his prose while he simultaneously creates a sense of forward momentum with sharp plot developments. So far it’s been a quality read– I’ll post a full review once I’ve finised.
Lots of buzz about this book (it’s been optioned by Ridley Scott), with the New York Times noting that the book,
“…has been hyped as one of the hottest books of the summer. At the annual book industry convention in New York last week, it was advertised on a banner roughly the size of a city bus, hanging from the ceiling in the vast convention hall. For those attending, 13,000 name tags were emblazoned with the title and a spooky image of a dark, empty forest that is also on the cover of the book.”
Bookslut has a review.