“Read this book and the ordinary world disappears”

That is Stephen Kings opinion, written on a book I picked up at a local Pocketshop. If it makes Stephen Kings world disappear, well, it has to have something, I thought to myself. The book I am talking about is The Passage, by Justin Cronin. It is the first of a trilogy, the second one is named The Twelve and the third will come out 2014.


It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. It is scifi, fantasy and drama. And it just awesome. I am not going to write what happens, since it is best read without much knowing of the story. But I really loved how Cronin started writing it. It was while running with his daughter riding her bike next to him. She said his books were boring. And when he asked what she would like to read about, she answered “a girl who saves the world”.

If that is not a great way to start writing a book, I don’t know what is.

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