The Passage

The Passage - Justin Cronin I was really hoping to like this book more than I did. For me, it started off strong and I was instantly hooked, wanting to know more about the characters and what was happening. After about 30% through it abruptly stopped and introduced a second part to the story, and this was when it started to drag for me. I just couldn't get into it anymore.

Slowly, I kept on reading it. Admittedly I can't recall anything that happened in the middle section, because it was so dull and boring. My eyes started to skim the words rather than take them in, and I still don't think I missed anything important. I'm pretty sure you could take out the entire middle part and it wouldn't make any difference at all. Probably would improve it!

Every now and again the story would pick up, only to stop at the end of a chapter and fetch back a different character into the story whilst abandoning what was actually getting rather interesting. I was so confused with all the characters too, there were just too many to keep up with.

Overall I'm glad I finished it, but it was much too descriptive and long for my liking.