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The Passage (The Passage Trilogy Book 1) Read ↠ 104 Cronin writers with verve and his future world is richly imagined John Dugdale SUNDAY TIMESJustin Cronin How I Wrote The PassageYou write the book that asks to be written and The Passage asked me to write it on a series of long jogs in the fall of taken in the company of my daughter Iris age eight who rode beside me on her bicycle For many years running has been part of my writing ritual I do my best creative thinking while running which I have come to understand as a form of self hypnosis It s where I get my ideas but not just my ideas on the best days whole paragraphs seem to drop into my head I like to say that I write while running at the computer I m just typing That fall four years ago my daughter asked if she could come along We had done this from time to time back when she was first leaning to ride a two wheeler and I d always enjoyed it even if her presence was a bit of a distraction from the mental work I was actually doing But it was September blazingly hot and the novel I was working on was in a bit of a stall Sure I said Get your stuff To understand this story a person would need to know something about my daughter Iris is simply the most voracious literary consumer I have ever encountered She reads two or three books a day and has since she was little She reads while eating bathing and walking the dog She reads while watching television I m not sure how in the backseat of the car and standing in line at the movies I have actually seen her reading on a roller coaster There is always a book somewhere on or near her person and she goes to sleep every night listening to audiobooksin other words she reads while sleeping too Once just to satisfy my curiosity I surreptitiously timed the rate at which she moved through the pages and discovered she was reading at twice the rate I do I am probably the only parent in the history of the world who has uttered this sentence Your mother and I have decided that as your punishment you will not be allowed to read a book for the rest of the weekIn sum Iris is the reader every writer longs for when she loves a book she loves it unreservedly but she is also the critic we all fear capable of skewering a novel she doesnt like with the most withering sarcasm Her verbal parodies of Jane Austen for instance a writer I am certain she will someday like but for now considers pompously dull are scarily dead on That day as we set o. Radio Silence the book Finer Women that asks Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down Fabulous Seamless Patterns to Suit Your Style to be written and The Passage asked me Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays to write it on a series of long jogs in Crazy Horses Girlfriend the fall of Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium taken in Hannah Has Two Mommies the company of my daughter Iris age eight who rode beside me on her bicycle For many years running has been part of my writing ritual I do my best creative Child Support thinking while running which I have come 777 the Lost Blood to understand as a form of self hypnosis It s where I get my ideas but not just my ideas on Know My Name the best days whole paragraphs seem Abandoned Alice to drop into my head I like Map My Heart to say Scandal that I write while running at The Fashion Condition the computer I m just Embellish Me typing That fall four years ago my daughter asked if she could come along We had done The Snakehead An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream this from Painting Beautiful Skin Tones With Color Light in Oil Pastel and Watercolor time The Book of Ivy to Truly Wilde The Unsettling Story of Dolly Wilde Oscar's Unusual Niece time back when she was first leaning VEGAN ganz anders to ride a Albert Reynolds two wheeler and I d always enjoyed it even if her presence was a bit of a distraction from An Infamous Army the mental work I was actually doing But it was September blazingly hot and Score the novel I was working on was in a bit of a stall Sure I said Get your stuff To understand The Girl Who Saw Lions this story a person would need A Sisters Secret to know something about my daughter Iris is simply Arabella Bath Tangle the Nonesuch Heyer Omnibus the most voracious literary consumer I have ever encountered She reads Butcher's Crossing two or Unchained Melanie three books a day and has since she was little She reads while eating bathing and walking Olivia's Luck the dog She reads while watching Middle Class Problems television I m not sure how in The City of London Volume 2 Golden Years 1890 1914 the backseat of Ainsley's Ultimate Barbecue Bible the car and standing in line at How We Lived Then A History of Everyday Life During the Second World War the movies I have actually seen her reading on a roller coaster There is always a book somewhere on or near her person and she goes Top Tips for Fussy Eaters to sleep every night listening Winnie Davis to audiobooksin other words she reads while sleeping The Snake Mistake Mystery The Great Mistake Mysteries #3 too Once just The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded to satisfy my curiosity I surreptitiously Der Turm Geschichte aus einem versunkenen Land timed The Seeds of Time the rate at which she moved The New Black Mourning Melancholia and Depression through Third Time Lucky Oxford Blue #3 the pages and discovered she was reading at Two Hours twice Finding Us Finding #3 the rate I do I am probably The End of the Story the only parent in دیوان‎‎ Dīvān the history of The Christmas Killer the world who has uttered The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings this sentence Your mother and I have decided The Lost Revolution that as your punishment you will not be allowed Marion Mahony Reconsidered to read a book for The Girl in the Glass Tower the rest of The Great Divide the weekIn sum Iris is The Lady and the Peacock the reader every writer longs for when she loves a book she loves it unreservedly but she is also Flights of Fancy Leaps of Faith Children's Myths in Contemporary America the critic we all fear capable of skewering a novel she doesnt like with The Real Deal My Story from Brick Lane to Dragons' Den the most withering sarcasm Her verbal parodies of Jane Austen for instance a writer I am certain she will someday like but for now considers pompously dull are scarily dead on That day as we set o.

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The Passage (The Passage Trilogy Book 1) Read ↠ 104 Wilderness to save the human race Each afternoon after she came home from school we would pick up where we d left off and gradually the story and its details came into shape In the evenings we d tell my wife about what we d come up with and so she became part of the process too blessing or dismissing our ideas offering some of her own to fill the spaces I kept saying Isn t this a gas I can t believe how good our daughter is at this I had no sense that this was any type of story in particular literary or commercial for any particular audience beyond ourselves and I didnt care we were just having fun telling a story around the campfire Despite what I had said I had no intention of actually writing the thing writing and talking being in the end two entirely different matters one muchwork than the other And then a funny thing happened As the weeks went by I began to think this story actually could be a book and that it was actually a better book a much better book than the one I was actually supposed to be writing And not just one book saving the world seemed like the kind of undertaking that would take three books to accomplish The story that became The Passage had begun to fill my head to breathe and walk and talk to be populated as someone once said by warm new beings I actually believed in Amy and Wolgast Peter and Alicia the redhead Iris had reuested Lacey and Richards and Grey and Sara and Michael the Circuit a character who is a kind of boy Iris actually and very much her creation I had been a literary novelist all my professional life with a literary novelist s habits and interests but I had cut my reader s teeth on plenty of genre fiction adventure novels science fiction westerns espionage Enough to know that in the end it s how you write the thing that matters and if you love it Be interesting Iris had told me There s no harm in it and your reader will thank you It seemed like good advice For three months Iris and I traded ideas back and forth like a ball we were moving downfield by December when the cold weather came and her bicycle went into the garage we had the plot worked out right down to the final scene I felt sad as if something wonderful was ending and I decided not to let it end I sat at my computer and began to write an outline so I wouldn t forget it And when that was done I decided I would write the first chapter Just to see how it felt And so on. The City of London Volume 2 Golden Years 1890 1914 to save Ainsley's Ultimate Barbecue Bible the human race Each afternoon after she came home from school we would pick up where we d left off and gradually How We Lived Then A History of Everyday Life During the Second World War the story and its details came into shape In Top Tips for Fussy Eaters the evenings we d Winnie Davis tell my wife about what we d come up with and so she became part of The Snake Mistake Mystery The Great Mistake Mysteries #3 the process The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded too blessing or dismissing our ideas offering some of her own Der Turm Geschichte aus einem versunkenen Land to fill The Seeds of Time the spaces I kept saying Isn The New Black Mourning Melancholia and Depression t Third Time Lucky Oxford Blue #3 this a gas I can Two Hours t believe how good our daughter is at Finding Us Finding #3 this I had no sense The End of the Story that دیوان‎‎ Dīvān this was any The Christmas Killer type of story in particular literary or commercial for any particular audience beyond ourselves and I didnt care we were just having fun The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings telling a story around The Lost Revolution the campfire Despite what I had said I had no intention of actually writing Marion Mahony Reconsidered the The Girl in the Glass Tower thing writing and The Great Divide talking being in The Lady and the Peacock the end Flights of Fancy Leaps of Faith Children's Myths in Contemporary America two entirely different matters one muchwork The Real Deal My Story from Brick Lane to Dragons' Den than The Holy Roman Empire 1495 1806 the other And The Complete EnderbyInside Mr Enderby Enderby Outside the Clockwork Testament Enderby's Dark Lady then a funny The Invisible Writing thing happened As The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories the weeks went by I began Im Winter der Löwen to The Malay Archipelago The Land of the Orang utan and the Bird of Paradise A Narrative of Travel with Studies of Man and Nature think The Not So Invisible Woman this story actually could be a book and A Short History of Egypt that it was actually a better book a much better book The Boss Black Lace than Captain Greys Lady the one I was actually supposed The Handmaidens to be writing And not just one book saving My Bossy Dolly the world seemed like Maternal Justice Miriam Van Waters and the Female Reform Tradition the kind of undertaking The Ascent of Rum Doodle that would A Bachelors Baby take The Carpenters Daughter three books A Talent for Surrender Nexus to accomplish The story Orchard Street Dawn that became The Passage had begun Stepbrother Dearest to fill my head Mystery in Spiderville to breathe and walk and Spring talk Den inre kretsen to be populated as someone once said by warm new beings I actually believed in Amy and Wolgast Peter and Alicia A time for being human the redhead Iris had reuested Lacey and Richards and Grey and Sara and Michael Stanley and the Women the Circuit a character who is a kind of boy Iris actually and very much her creation I had been a literary novelist all my professional life with a literary novelist s habits and interests but I had cut my reader s The Gene An Intimate History teeth on plenty of genre fiction adventure novels science fiction westerns espionage Enough The Empty Hand to know Seasons of Splendour Tales Myths Legends of India that in Stage Mum the end it s how you write A Village AffairA Passionate ManThe Rector's Wife the The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships thing Salvage that matters and if you love it Be interesting Iris had Thin Air Jessica Shaw #1 told me There s no harm in it and your reader will Blue Book of Grown Up Fairytales thank you It seemed like good advice For Mo Hayder 2 Book Bundle three months Iris and I Broken Horse Saddle Club #61 traded ideas back and forth like a ball we were moving downfield by December when Sarah Key's Back Sufferer's Bible the cold weather came and her bicycle went into Will in the World How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare the garage we had Traitor's Purse the plot worked out right down How Baking Works to The Birthday Party A Memoir of Survival the final scene I felt sad as if something wonderful was ending and I decided not The Summer House to let it end I sat at my computer and began The Seance to write an outline so I wouldn Crap Crimes t forget it And when Horse Tale Saddle Club #35 that was done I decided I would write The Best of Daughters the first chapter Just Unclaimed Experience Trauma Narrative and History to see how it felt And so on.

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The Passage (The Passage Trilogy Book 1) Read ↠ 104 Ut our conversation naturally turned to books and writing and Iris made a confession your books daddy are boring She said this offhandedly as if she were telling me something I probably already knew which I took to mean that my novels were too grown up for her and dealt with subjects in which she had no interest I might have been offended but I was mostly surprised I didn t know shed read them I was uickly calculating what inappropriate material she would have encountered in their pages But when I asked her about this she said she hadn t read them not exactly she knew my books were boring she explained from their covers and the summaries on the flaps Well that s literary novels I explained relieved Sometimes it s hard to say exactly what theyre about in so many words To which my daughter rolled her eyes That s what I mean said Iris Boring Well what do you want me to write about I asked She took a moment to think We were running and riding side by side moving down the flat wide sidewalk of our neighborhood in the autumn heat A girl who saves the world she said I had to laugh Of course that s what she d want me to write about Not just a town say or a small city but the entire world Thats a tall order I said Anything else She thought another moment It should have one character with red hair said my daughter the redhead AndvampiresThis was before every teenage girl in America had gone crazy for vampires I knew absolutely nothing about them beyond the common lore The redhead I get Why vampires She responded with a shrug Theyre interesting A book needs something interesting in it It was a classic dare and I knew it Writer Rule is Never Let Anyone Else Tell You What to Write But I also knew we had five hot miles ahead of us OK I said Let s do it together Well work it out together as we go Like a game you mean Iris said Sure We can toss ideas around see if we can work it into a story Who knows Maybe it will be good and I can write itShe agreed and across that fall to pass the time of our afternoon run rides we began to formulate the plot of a novel one hour each day An orphan girl her and an FBI agent who befriends and fathers her me A medical experiment in lengthening human lifespan and a global catastrophe A hundred years of lost time and a mountain outpost in California where the last of the human race awaits the end until a day when a girlthat same girlappears out the.

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  • Hardcover
  • 785
  • The Passage (The Passage Trilogy Book 1)
  • Justin Cronin
  • English
  • 15 February 2018
  • 0752883305