Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Waiting On Wednesday: The Passage

Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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The Passage by Justin Cronin

* Published by: Ballantine Books (US), Orion (UK)
* Format: Hardcover
* Release Date: June 8th, 2010 (US), June 22nd, 2010 (US)

* On Amazon: here


Summary from Amazon:
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. Deep in the jungles of eastern Colombia, Professor Jonas Lear has finally found what he's been searching for - and wishes to God he hadn't. In Memphis, Tennessee, a six-year-old girl called Amy is left at the convent of the Sisters of Mercy and wonders why her mother has abandoned her. In a maximum security jail in Nevada, a convicted murderer called Giles Babcock has the same strange nightmare, over and over again, while he waits for a lethal injection. In a remote community in the California mountains, a young man called Peter waits for his beloved brother to return home, so he can kill him. Bound together in ways they cannot comprehend, for each of them a door is about to open into a future they could not have imagined. And a journey is about to begin. An epic journey that will take them through a world transformed by man's darkest dreams, to the very heart of what it means to be human. And beyond. THE PASSAGE.

I don't read a lot of adult books, but this one sounds so good, and it's about my favourite subject: vampires. Hopefully not the shiny nice kind, either. I have some book tokens waiting to be spent on this, and I can't wait!

12 comments:

GABY said...

I don't read a lot of adult books either, but this one sounds interesting!

My WoW

SusanKMann said...

I really really really really really or yes and really want to read this book. Can't wait. xx

Erika said...

great pick! it sounds like a compelling story. and look at that cover! so haunting

Shweta said...

That summary alone put the book on my wishlist..And what a cover !!

Clover said...

Wait, it's about vampires? How did I not know that? I've seen endless reviews of it. Man, I must not be paying attention at all.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

That is a super creepy cover. I had no idea it's about vampires from the summary!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Ive been looking forward to this book for ages. :)

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness, definitely. I would be willing to make this one of my few grown-up reads of the year. I'd kind of forgotten about it so thanks for reminding me.

Kate Evangelista said...

Vampires? Really? I didn't get that from the blurb, but it did peak my interest.

prophecygirl said...

Kate - here's a pretty interesting interview calling him the new Meyer. lol.

http://culturemap.com/newsdetail/06-02-10-houston-justin-cronin-the-new-stephenie-meyer-with-literary-cred-talks-to-culturemap/

Allison said...

I am SO excited to read this, I can't wait! I'm glad the release date is only a few days away :)

Janice Robertson said...

Ooooh I agree. Sounds awesome. I really like books where multiple characters eventually end up all connected somehow.