This book is awesome! It's a post-apocalypse book, a viruses-gone-wild book, and a vampire book, but at it's core it is an epic story of humanity and the ties that bind us to one another. Like a woven rug, Cronin's fantastic story seamlessly weaves together the narratives of several characters to create a whole and cohesive picture. Unlike so many of our favorite books that leave us wishing we could read more, The Passage holds you so completely engrossed that when you finally finish, you're so glad you read it, but you're also glad to be able to resume your life again. Fantastic Read!