This was a great continuation of The Passage trilogy. Justin Cronin has created an epic adventure with memorable characters and a gripping story.
Scott Brick could not have done a better job. His characters were dead on with my image of them and his performance was flawless. I know the third installment of this trilogy is not due but I'm on here tonight looking for more Scott Brick books.
Mr. Cronin's titles are pretty simple and that's the way it should be. Anything I would come up with would be too corny for this brilliant work.
Did I mention that I liked it?
Hard Sci-Fi Connoiseur.
Still doesn't feel quite right calling this a vampire series (even though that's what it is). The narrative voice is so different - like a biblical retelling. Ranks as one of the top 10 most memorable fantasy / sci-fi books I've ever read ... though I can't say I LOVED but book ... I really really admire it. The execution is fantastic. The world strange, dark and compelling - feels truly alien even though it's still Earth. The Twelve really opens up narrative - looking forward to the last in the trilogy.
No, I hardly ever do.
It grips . The characterizations pulled me in .
Hammy pre-war Shakespearean sing song delivery . Appalling.
All the characterizations work for me in this genre
I like intelligent well written science fiction with flawed or developed characters, Frank Herbert, Frederick Pohl, and Alaistar Reynolds.
That it was an improvement from the original. I did not care for the original because it was full of useless banter with unessential characters.I almost was not going to get the second book but felt compelled to continue the story. The book was still long but the action was better, and the conversations was tied to the story while the first book did not do a good job in regards to tying the pointless conversations into the storyline.
My favorite character was Amy's father.
He seems to have gotten better with his diversification and repertoire of voices.
Hope the next book continues with improvements.
The editor from The Passage.
I would cut The Twelve out of The Passage just like someone smart did before and never publish The Twelve.
The Passage was so good and this is so bad I would swear it was fan fiction. Tries to sound poetic and sounds like bad high school writing. 3 or 4 rewrites with a good editor might save it but I guess we will never know now.
Say something about yourself!
4-1/2 - Excellent book can't wait till the next one. Narration by Scott Brick was very good.
It had an engaging story
I really liked the way the first one was presented. It had the "diary dug up in the ruins" feel with many views from different characters. The twelve did not have as much of that but was still a solid story with good plot and characters. I did not like the direction taken with the lead and his lady, but I am sure there is going to be a reason when the third book comes out. I like the "it may be hopeless, but we're gonna keep going" aspect of the story. That is what I feel makes a good post-apoc story. Like "Earth abides" and "the postman", the situation seems hopeless with setbacks at every turn, but the characters press on, make the sacrifices, and come out on top. (for the most part)
I keep seeing people complain about there being too many subplots. You people who feel this way must have very short attention spans. The book was fantastic with all of it's subplots. Can't wait for the last one.
Yes, I would. I listened to parts of the book while driving to and from work and sometimes before bed when my eyes were too tired to read and read the print edition during lunch and after work. I found the audible version to be excellent. The narrator did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life.
I don't know. That is why I'm not a writer.
Had a little more to offer. If it wasn't for Scott Brick, there would be no salvation. I don't believe I will be following this trilogy any time in the future.