You likely don’t know Justin Cronin by name. I didn’t, when I first caught wind of his absurd, multi-million dollar publishing deal (in place before the book was even done, but the upcoming release of The Passage looks to change that. Early reviews have been glowing, and Ballantine Books has been pushing the release. Hard. The video above, from Ballantine Books’ website, gives some background on the novel.

Will it be the next big thing? Crush Twilight? Grind James Patterson into the ground? Is the second coming of The Stand just around the corner? Who knows, but there are few novels given such an opportunity to do so.

  • Josiah Cadicamo May 20, 2010 at 9:18 am

    WOW, that looks very interesting i can tell you that. Will this get rid of twighlight? We can pray. Though twighlight seems akin to a ghost pain caused by a previously broken bone: it never goes away or gets less annoying.


  • Adam Whitehead May 20, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    THE PASSAGE’s quasi-vampires (which aren’t really traditional vampires, certainly not in the TWILIGHT vein) don’t sparkle and don’t spend a lot of time angsting over life before having sex with sympathetic human girls. So, probably not so much with the TWILIGHT-crushing, unfortunately.