It's not even out yet, but I've received another great response to the The Passage by Justin Cronin (early June 2010 release).
Remember it's post-apocalyptic, involves vampires and is (as the publisher Random House notes) "a relentlessly suspenseful adventure and an epic chronicle of human endurance in the face of unprecedented catastrophe and unimaginable danger."
Reader feedback: "I really enjoyed the book. It had quite a few "twists and turns" and held my attention throughout. Towards the end, there were a few good surprises as well. When I think about it, it kind of reminds me of the Lord of the Rings: a band of characters on a quest with plenty of dangers on the way...Watch out for any guy named Babcock!"
When you read the book, you'll know why you don't want Babcock to show up on your doorstep.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
On the plus side, I am devouring Book # 2 in the Stieg Larsson Millennium Trilogy - The Girl with Who Played with Fire. The movie of Book #1, The Girl with Dragon Tattoo, was recently released in the US and it was amazing. It didn't pull any punches. If it had been made in the US, I fear it would have been greatly watered down. Read the book first.
Earlier this week, NPR had a story about avid fans of Stieg Larsson who are not waiting for the U.S. realease of the third and final book in the trilogy, The Girl who Kicked the HornetE's Nest. Folks were ordering the book from UK booksellers, asking friends to pick them up, etc., not wanting to wait for the May 25th US launch date (it was released in the UK in October 2009). I don't blame them and am not sure why publisher Knopf would delay the US release so long when the demand is so strong.