Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

The Passage by Justin Cronin

You think you know vampires? You don't know — with apologies — Drac. Justin Cronin reinvents the genre once again, and on an epic scale. A virus gets loose in the Bolivian jungle, the military tries to weaponize it, and before you know it, this thing is running wild, and America faces a vampire apocalypse on a scale that rivals that in Stephen King's The Stand. Cronin's vampires are bestial, superfast and superstrong, but there's two more plus-size volumes coming — so humanity has to hold out at least a little longer.