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Review: Justin Cronin - The Twelve
Wow, did I underestimate this book. Both in length as well as in quality. I am really, really happy to have found out this story exists and I can’t wait to read the next and last instalment of this series. But before we get to that, let me share my thoughts on The Twelve.
The Twelve happens five years after The Passage. It’s great in many ways. First off, the way things are connected is really brilliant. Cronin does a great job with this. Pieces of this gigantic storyline illustrate the great manner of writing this man possesses. Not only that, you can really feel every character. And that’s a lot. Not only that you can feel them, there seriously are a lot of point-of-views in this story. So many characters for you to experien</em>e.
While I have become a great fan of Justin Cronin, it annoyed me in the beginning of this book that this follow-up story hardly contained any characters that I knew of. What I’m trying to say is that there’s a large chunk of the story happening in the year zero, and I was doubting whether I would hear from Peter and Michael and Amy again or I would get to follow a whole new bundle of people.
In the end though, the band got back together. Everything fits perfectly. Although here and there some parts had been left out – I assume because of the already huge number of pages and because it was obvious what had happened – I still liked this book a lot. It’s great.
If you haven’t read The Passage yet, go. Now. Read! It is a great post-apocalyptic story. The ending leaves you wanting more. That “more”, you can find in this ✩✩✩✩ star book. It’s great, and from what I’ve read on the webz the last instalment is going to be even better. I can hardly wait to read it.
What are your thoughts on The Twelve? Anything you want to add? Let’s start this discussion in the comments secti</em>n!