TIME Talks To Justin Cronin, Author of the Next Big Vampire Novel

At last, the vampire is scary again. In a world riddled with safe, even chaste, vampire stories, author Justin Cronin’s The Passage is restoring our fears of bloodsuckers. As a strange virus discovered deep in the jungles of Bolivia spurs a medical experiment with apocalyptic consequences, an ex-federal agent finds himself having to protect six-year-old Amy, who is, unwillingly, the crux of the world’s end.

Cronin’s 750-page epic is part literature, part gripping horror yarn, but most importantly it’s a vampire tale that doesn’t feel cheap. TIME talked to Cronin about his scope for catastrophe and the staying power of the vampire story. Read the interview HERE.

Published by Larry Fire

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