November 2012 TMB Book Club Selection: The Passage by Justin Cronin

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  1. The Blackfish

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    Very valid points but I think he could do it
     
  2. One Knight

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    I'll have to check out some of his recent movies, I think the last thing I saw him in was "The Young Riders" like 20 years ago.

    The Blackfish, could I impose upon you to email me a copy of The Twelve? I just realized it wasn't in the ebook library.
     
  3. The Blackfish

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    ygm
     
  4. One Knight

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    Gracias, Senor Pescado Negro :beerchug:
     
  5. LKRFN88jp

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    Re-started it a couple days ago, ~25% in as of last night. I'm really enjoying it.
     
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    Did you read it all the way through?
     
  7. LKRFN88jp

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    I didn't. Got about 20% in over the period of weeks (rather than days this time around) but got really busy with the end of school/graduating/Christmas, and by the time it was 12/25 I had a couple new books I wanted to read + the January book. So I ended up reading two I got for Christmas + the three novels by Flynn, knowing I'd re-start The Twelve since it had been about a month since picking it up.
     
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    Started my re-read of it yesterday. Took like two minutes to remember why I love it so much. Early portion of the book is great w/Amy, her mom, Wolgast, that entire situation, etc. Remembering some things as I go but I forgot a lot. Happy to get back into this world.
     
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  12. Truman

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    Im waiting to start. Going to try to time it up to finish The Twelve just as City of Mirrors is released. However seeing all you guys talk about it gives me the itch to start early
     
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    DO IT
     
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    NO! Holding off until march!
     
  15. laxjoe

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    wish i had seen this thread when i read the passage. that said, really enjoyed going through this thread and "reliving" the book. and im glad i'm not the only one that was thrown when they jumped to the colony.
     
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    Almost through part 1 on my reread and am ALL IN on this book once again. I am remembering the little things as I go and am loving the hell out of it again.
     
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    Just finished it for the second time. What a fantastic book. Knocking out The Art of Fielding then taking on The Twelve. So happy I'm doing a reread. Forgot so many little details.
     
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  18. Truman

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    Started my re-read yesterday. It's been 3.5 years since I read it. So good. It's all coming back to me.
     
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    Month and a half from City of Mirrors. So damn excited.
     
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  20. Truman

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    Yup. Waited to start my reread to lead up right to it.
     
  21. Truman

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    Just finished my re-read. So good. it had been so long it was almost like reading it again for the first time. I completely forget about the middle part of the book with that Babcock colony and shit.

    I really dont remember too much about the Twelve either, besides the ending. Looking forward to that as well. Will probably start that tomorrow.
     
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    One month from tomorrow is City of Mirrors. Starting to get antsy.
     
  23. Truman

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    This ended up being disappointingly prophetic.
     
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    Damn. For some reason I thought it was the first week of May. That sucks. :donotwant:
     
  25. RonBurgundy

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    This will be fun to do as a book club. First major release that we're all into.
     
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    This and WoW are 1 and 1A for most anticipated books for years. Really can't wait
     
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    It's not read like this or ASOIAF has been but End of Watch in early June will be a good time too.
     
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    27% thru on my reread. Had somehow forgot it was 1100+pages on my kindle (i did a lot audio book the first go round).
     
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    3 days until City of Mirrors, holy shit I can't wait!
     
  30. RegimentML

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    I'll be reading this soon.

    For all this time, I had thought this book was some sort of thriller/secret agent story. Looked up the description, said it was post apocalyptic vampires.

    I was a bit off.

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  31. Truman

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    It's one of my favorite books. Probably has the highest TMB approval rating too.

    Youre also a lucky SOB that you dont have to wait for the final book to come out.
     
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    :smugdog:

    Looking forward to it
     
  33. RegimentML

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    Browsing a local bookstore today, came across a first edition hardback in great condition of The Passage. Only $15.

    Haven't even read it yet, but I couldn't pass it up.
     
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    Haha. I think I posted in here that I read this book with no knowledge of it at all, based only on tmb recommendations. It was quite the experience to jump into this world with literally no idea where it was going.

    I read it again last week in anticipation of the city of mirrors and it was even better the second time
     
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    Hey, I'm just now reading this book.

    Midway through Part II. Not really digging the Colony stuff. So far it's been extremely....slow. I assume it picks up quite a bit once Amy reemerges and the original "overall" plot continues from this timeline? And are the other 2 books in the series good follow-throughs? I really enjoyed Part I of this one.
     
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  36. Truman

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    This is one of my favorite novels. The other two books are very good, but this is the best one imo.
     
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  37. LKRFN88jp

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    We all thought the same thing. Give it like 20 pages and you'll be all in again. I think Part III is when it really starts picking up.
     
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  38. Truman

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    Man this is still years away, if it gets picked up.
     
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    FOX'S THE PASSAGE: JUSTIN CRONIN'S VAMPIRE DRAMA GETS COMIC-CON POSTER
    Take a bite out of Comic-Con.
    BY LAURA PRUDOM

    If you're a fan of vampires, post-apocalyptic sci-fi, or the idea of Mark-Paul Gosselaar saving the day, you'll want to check out Fox's upcoming midseason drama series, The Passage, based on Justin Cronin's bestselling trilogy of novels.

    While the show doesn't debut until 2019, Fox is previewing the high-concept series at San Diego Comic-Con, and IGN has an exclusive first look at the mini-poster that the network will be handing out free at its booth during the convention. Check it out below:
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    Executive produced by Ridley Scott and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves, The Passage focuses on Project NOAH, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race. When a young girl, Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney), is chosen to be a test subject, Federal Agent Brad Wolgast (Gosselaar) is the man who is tasked with bringing her in. Ultimately, however, Wolgast becomes her surrogate father, as he tries to protect her at any cost. Friday Night Lights writer Liz Heldens penned the pilot script and executive produces.


    The Passage has had a long road to the screen, with Scott's production company, Scott Free, acquiring the book rights in 2007, before the first novel was even published. While it was initially envisioned as a movie adaptation, the producers ultimately decided the story would be better suited for a TV series.

    The Passage Comic-Con panel will take place Friday, July 20 at 6 p.m. in Room 6A, with panelists including Gosselaar, Sidney, Heldens, and Cronin, along with Henry Ian Cusick, Jamie McShane, and executive producer/director Jason Ensler.
     
  41. RegimentML

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    Started this today.

    Considering this is a six page thread, I have some high expectations.
     
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  42. Truman

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    Im jealous you get to read this for the first time.
     
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  44. LKRFN88jp

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    Can't believe we did this book six years ago. Damn.
     
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  45. Truman

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    We're all getting old, along w this site.
     
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  46. The Blackfish

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    Yeah, I've added this on YTTV, so I'll watch it, but it coming on Fox instead of HBO or something is concerning to say the least.
     
  47. Truman

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    I feel like this isnt going to be very faithful to the book. Just use the general themes. I have the lowest of expectations.
     
  48. The Blackfish

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    Yeah this too, there is no doubt in my mind it will not be true to the text.