Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Bookworm's New Obsession

A couple of weeks ago, I was wondering what on earth I'd do now that Lost is over. A couple of days later, I realized that part of the problem is that this is the first time in 10 years that I don't have either Harry Potter or Lost to obsess over. I’ve been looking for a Harry Potter replacement for a few years now, but since I still had Lost to love, I wasn’t that worried. Until I didn't, and then I was.

Well, now I can quit mourning because my new obsession is here – The Passage by Justin Cronin. I received an advance copy of this book a while back, but between everything else I had to review, I just hadn’t gotten around to this massive text. Knowing that the release date was rapidly approaching and finally done with the other books I was reading, I picked it up and started reading over the weekend. And now, I just... can’t... stop.

I don’t really know how to describe this book, partly because I have no idea what’s going on and partly because it seems like one of those things that make you sound ridiculous when you explain it. It’s like trying to explain what a horcrux is to somebody who’s never read Harry Potter, or bringing up polar bears to people who don’t watch Lost... it’s just not worth mentioning. What I can tell you is that if you also have a hole in your soul that’s aching for Harry Potter, Lost, 24, Twilight, or whatever other work of literature or tv show you really crave, you should definitely check out this book. All 700+ pages of it.

Of course, the real reason I’m hoping somebody else will pick it up is because, like HP and Lost, it’s not something I want to experience alone. I’m having a really hard time keeping what I read to myself so – for the sake of my sanity – I hope somebody starts reading it with me soon.

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