Speaking of characters, I know there's a lot of dark in the world, I get that. But I don't see how giving every character a majorly tragic back story is a good thing. And I do mean everyone had some hideous background story. Molesters, being molested, prostitution, murder, genocide, homeless, child abuse...and I could go on and on. After awhile it doesn't make the characters unique, just boring and takes a lot of impetuous off the characters. "Well they do bad things because bad things happen to them."
Oh and it was about failure. And vampires. Well, kinda vampires.
As much as I liked in the book, I was also annoyed. If you're going to start then be prepared to commit.
36 hours later...that's right 36 hour audiobook. And after all that I'm conflicted. Mostly because I feel this was about 2 or 3 stories too many for one book. Some books you read and think "hey, it could have ended at this earlier point" The Passage could have ended at 7 or 8 points and still been a complete story. The marathon nature of it was exhausting when you start wondering how many times can these characters go through the in peril/magically saved cycle.