Originally Posted by horrorfan
Shame you didn't like Feed. That must have been from my recommendation. Oh well.
I've just received The Passage as a gift (probably from your recommendation, can't remember). Hope I enjoy it as much as you did.
LOL, maybe. I hold your opinion in high-regard... maybe I just set the bar too high in advance. It is one of those books that could be turned into a pretty good action movie though.
I also have a terrible, terrible, terrible (I'm ashamed really) pre-set-novel-disposition where I can't get fully invested into a book with a female lead character. It's bad, I know. Wish it wasn't that way. That probably hurt my own evaluation of the book.
For example, about 5 years ago my wife recommended a book called "The Thirteenth Tale", which was critically reviewed very well. I read it and told my wife I thought it was poor. It could just be that female-main-character thing. I don't know.
We also watch TV series True Blood & Nurse Jackie. While I like them, I don't love them... and I think the female-lead is the reason why.
Like I said... it's a bad built-in trait of mine... not sure where I got it from. Bad Pengwin, bad.