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The Passage by Justin Cronin (Halloween)

Unbelievable - a three way tie in the poll! Given the stellar reviews, paperback price, and that we have two months to read it, I'm going with The Passage by Justin Cronin.

An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.


No time to read the book? No problem! Tell us about the scariest book you've ever read instead. And as it's Halloween, we encourage you to go a little crazy: Halloween costumes, accessories, or come dressed as your favorite literary character or writer... 


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  • charusheela

    Unfortunately a work deadline is weighing on me and I'll be stuck at my desk late tonight. I am so sorry to miss this, I really enjoyed the book and was looking forward to discussing it!

    October 31, 2013

    • Lisa S.

      Hope to see you at another meetup soon!

      November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very sorry to miss this one as I really enjoyed the book. Feeling quite under the weather.

    October 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to teach until 9 pm -I'll try and drop by after.

    October 26, 2013

  • liza m.

    Sorry have to pass on this one. See you next time

    October 25, 2013

  • Sarah

    Hi all, not sure I can make it as I'm flying back to Amsterdam basically that day, but hopefully there will be a November meeting I can attend!

    **If anyone is interested, I'm teaching a Memoir/Personal Essay course at the English Bookshop on Tuesday evenings in November. Basic details below, but feel free to email me at [masked] for a full description. Should be a fun course if you know anyone interested in writing creative nonfiction/memoir. Memoir Boot Camp: Mastering the Art of Telling Your Story
    Led by writer and Lonely Planet author Sarah Chandler At the English Bookshop
    Lauriergracht 71, 1016 RH. Tuesdays evenings in November: November 5, 12, 19, 26
    Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
    Course price: 150 Euros Do you have a story to tell, yet are not sure where to begin? Or have you already begun writing a memoir or personal essay, but wonder how to proceed next?

    October 17, 2013

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