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3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings, 16 Nov. 2012
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This review is from: The Twelve (Hardcover)
As has been mentioned in a lot of reviews, I loved The Passage and was a little worried about how The Twelve would turn out.

I loved the first half, it was fast moving, exciting and had a few twists I didn't see coming - I couldn't put it down. But then something went dreadfully wrong.

The virals - and especially the twelve - couldn't really be as frightening in the second book, as we had already learned too much about them, but they were turned into absolute jokes which was a real shame.

And the last few chapters? Oh dear. You can tell that the film rights have already been sold and the end was written like a really pathetic Hollywood action film. All those completely cheesy old moments that were bad even the first time you saw them and then just plain embarrassing in the multitude of films after that were squeezed in. You could just see them on the big screen, remembering all those dreadful films you have seen where you think "why on Earth did the script writer and director put that old drivel in there?"

Yes, I will buy number 3 because I want to see what happens. I just hope the cheesy sell-out to Hollywood will disappear and some real story telling is reestablished!
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Initial post: 19 Dec 2012 18:44:56 GMT
I totally agree with this. I read The Passage with excitement and anticipation, thinking I had possibly found the old Stephen King, but The Twelve was such a muddle, and the end so disappointing. I, too, will read the third book, but hope he goes back to the thrilling ways of the first

Posted on 19 Dec 2012 18:45:42 GMT
I totally agree with this. I read The Passage with excitement and anticipation, thinking I had possibly found the old Stephen King, but The Twelve was such a muddle, and the end so disappointing. I, too, will read the third book, but hope he goes back to the thrilling ways of the first
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