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The Passage - Justin Cronin

The Passage - Justin Cronin
 The Passage - Justin CroninThe Passage - Justin Cronin 

Title: The Passage

Author:  Justin Cronin

ISBN:  9780752897844

Weight:  990g

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The Passage by Justin Cronin

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.


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.

Peer & Press Reviews

Every so often a novel-reader’s novel comes along: an enthralling, entertaining story wedded to simple, supple prose, both informed by tremendous imagination.  Read 15 pages, and you will find yourself captivated; read 30 and you will find yourself taken prisoner and reading late into the night.  It had the vividness that only epic works of fantasy and imagination can achieve.  What else can I say?  This: read this book and the ordinary world disappears.

Stephen King

For most of this enthralling novel, it’s not difficult to discern why the publisher is so excited.  Cronin writes with verve and versatility, and is just as good in action scenes as he is in handling more literary material.  His reinvention of vampires niftily ditches Transylvanian clichés and his future world is richly imagined.  Above all, Amy is a superb creation, believably human yet beguilingly enigmatic.

John Dugdale, Sunday Times

It more than lives up to the considerable hype.  The Texas-based author delivers an exhilarating epic that easily rises above the flood of run-of-the-mill vampire tales.  To Cronin’s credit, the pace never falters, despite the near 800-page length.  The breathtaking plot eventually circles back around, and the conclusion will leave you gasping.  A modern classic in the making.


Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Passage
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition background: This limited edition comes from an unnumbered print run (total number of copies unknown) commissioned by UK high street booksellers, Waterstones.
Series: Passage Trilogy – book 1
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On a signature page, tipped-in directly before the title page (see image).  This page also has the text ‘LIMITED SIGNED FIRST EDITION’, the title of the book and the name of the author printed on it.
Book Stats
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Imprint: Orion Books
Media adaptation:

Fox 2000 and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions purchased the film rights to The Passage in 2007, long before the book was completed.

In 2016, the Fox network financed a pilot for a TV adaptation; Liz Heldens will write the script and Matt Reeves will direct.

Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780752897844
ISBN 10: 0752897845
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 766
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 162 x 54mm
Weight: 1.427kg [very heavy book]
Design Credits
Author photograph: Gasper Tringale
Jacket image: Getty

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