Delightfully Surprised

I (Cathy) was in the mood for a mystery thriller and happened upon a novel called The Passage by Justin Cronin.  As i like to be surprised, I didn’t read the book jacket.  Indeed i was surprised.  It was a horror thriller with characters akin to the Walking Dead zombies, but with more life, strength, and smarts.  In other words the human race didn’t stand a chance.  I admit when this was first revealed, I was a bit skeptical, however, the writing was suburb and the characters wonderfully rich and complex.  I ended up getting hooked and also listened to book two and three in the series, The Twelve, and the final book, The City of Mirrors.  All excellent.  It was after the first book I read a review:

“Read this book and the ordinary world disappears.” (Stephen King)

And he was right.  It was consuming until the very end. So, I think I’ll it start again!

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