This book is an extremely slow and torturous read. I kept waiting for the 'intrigue', 'suspense', and 'fascination' the others who reviewed this book commented on. There was an incredible amount of irrelevant and mundane information, dead-end and undeveloped characters, and an overwhelming use of annoyingly repetitive email correspondence dissertation. The 'spunky' girl whom some reviewers seemed to adore is an emotionally and mentally damaged autistic savant, and the protagonist is a sex crazed liberal journalist. Over all: horribly written, with poorly developed characters. Was this his first book? He definitely needs an editor.
Too much time spent on details that led absolutely nowhere (i.e. the restoration of a Porsche - it had absolutely NOTHING to do with anything and it was continually being brought up). The characters lacked depth. The 'medical' in this 'medical thriller' was (paraphrasing), "Arteries carry oxygenated blood away from the heart, and veins carry deoxygenated blood back towards the heart." *Gasp* What? You don't say?! Yes, that was sarcasm.
Rewritten it with more focus on what was actually going on.
Extreme annoyance and anger.
Save your money and time. Absolutely HORRIBLE.
Suspenseful and full of intrigue! Dekker creates colorful characters, rich with idiosyncrasies, and masterfully weaves them through this macabre tale of a serial killer and the degrees of mental illness that plague the extremely intelligent mind. I can't wait for more from this brilliant author!
I took a risk with this book, and came up on the short end of the deal. The Passage did have a good beginning, but went quickly downhill. The vampire theme is rather juvenile, faddish and overused. The 'action' scenes are lacking something ... maybe suspense and drama? Very predictable. I do not recommend this book.
Note to progressives: you will hate this book as it exposes a great deal of the progressive agenda. Note to the rest of the world: you will be amazed & enlightened as Beck reveals how we have all been manipulated by the world's media spin doctors, PR firms, & politicians that 'run' our countries. Once again, EVERYone I know is getting a copy of this book from me. OUTSTANDING read!
A cross between Brown's DaVinci Code & Follett's Pillars of the Earth, Cooper gives a fast and thrilling read. I highly recommend reading The Secret of the Seventh Son, which is the prequel to this book, before delving into this one, as it provides greater depth into the history of the Books and the Order. Both novels are excellent.
I am giving EVERYone I know a copy of this for Christmas. You'll need two boxes of tissues as Glenn takes you by the hand and leads you through a life changing story of hope lost and faith found, then brings you full-circle to what truly matters and how to have it. This is a story that will become a time honored tradition in our home. Bravo!
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