The Passage (Passage Trilogy Series #1)

The Passage - Justin Cronin Beautiful writing in service of a poorly-thought thru plot. Like a great literature student trying to imitate Stephen King (and writing better sentences, paragraphs and metaphors than King). Sadly, Cronin does not have King's innate story-telling genius. There's an art to telling a tale, and it ain't here. A fast read, a pretty good one, but ultimately dissatisfying.