I’m reading The Passage by Justin Cronin. I picked the book up because while watching an interview with Cronin on one of the morning shows, I witnessed something remarkable. Stephen King called in to give a compliment to Cronin and take a cheap shot at Stephenie Meyer at the same time. He praised The Passage and then said, “Thanks for making vampires scary again.” HA! Without mention the teen vampire queen’s name, he figuratively delivered a roundhouse left to her chin. Ouch!
Needless to say, I had to have Cronin’s book, and King wasn’t lying. The book is amazing. It’s not just a good read. It’s a great time. I’m loving it. Cronin has infused character into an apocalyptic vampire novel that makes the book a genre buster. It’s good writing, good storytelling, incredible reading.
Love the book, and love King’s inexplicable need to criticize Meyer every chance he gets.