Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: The Passage by Justin Cronin

I am beginning to wonder if I like anticipating reads even more than actually reading them. In any case, someone on twitter said this is one of the best books they've ever read and Stephen King liked it, too. (he likes LOST and The Hunger Games he can't have that bad of taste)

I read an article about the bidding war for this in the New York Times. Here's an excerpt:

The story, a futuristic fable about death row inmates transformed into vampires by a government-spawned virus, hit a nerve with publishers. A number tried to block their competitors with pre-emptive offers, some in the millions. The offers were summarily rejected, and the manuscript was put on the block at a “best bids” auction between four houses on July 3.

Sounds amazing doesn't it? I absolutely cannot wait to read it, even if it is 700+ pages.



Sandy Nawrot said...

I have always trusted Stephen King's opinions. In fact, I am sitting here at my desk looking at his "Best Books for 2009" that I ripped out of my EW this week, for future reference (number 1 was The Little Stranger - yeah baby!). Just based on those couple of sentences, it does sound like it would be right up my alley!

bermudaonion said...

Doesn't sound like a book for me, but I hope you get it and enjoy it.

nomadreader said...

This was my pick today too! After Stephen King almost put it on his best books of 2009 list, I was sold. Happy reading!

Laughing Stars said...

I rarely read horror, but this does sound good!

Michelle said...

I WoWed this one as well. How can you go wrong with a Stephen King endorsement -- he loves all the same things we do!

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