This month at Towne Book Center & Cafe our book club is reading The Passage. The book is over 700 pages long and quite daunting looking but the orange color is so pretty!
The tale reads like a realistic fiction book but it’s not until later that readers discover that there is actually a fantasy bend to the story. To be sure, I was quite a ways into the book when I figured that out.
The pros: Great character development. I love character development as it lends to the credibility of the story. That said, I am forced to admit…
The cons: I couldn’t finish the book. There is so much background information that by the time Cronin got to the meat and potatoes of the story, I was spent. I couldn’t go on. I was emotionally drained. And I still had another 350+ pages to go.
Fortunately, there are over 20 people in our book club. I’m sure the discussion will be a lively one; no one will notice that I’ve not finished it. Maybe I’ll just read the ending…
Have you read it? What did you think?
Our next book club pick is Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.