Have you been enjoying Fox’s production of The Passage? I sure have, and my wife doesn’t mind watching it with me as long as I rub her feet…quid pro quo. You may be wondering what other great stories are out there that can give you that same feeling.
If you’ve read The Passage, you know that this season only covers about a third of the story of book one in Cronin’s series. So if you haven’t read The Passage, there is a whole lot more of this world just waiting for you. I loved the world that he created and how I was pulled into Amy and Brad’s lives. As with any book turned into a movie or television show, there is so much more to the story.
Now I could go with a couple of easy recommendations: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin or The Strain by Guillermo del Toro. But you already know about these, you want something that is bit more under the radar, a book and author that hasn’t gone to the big or small screen yet.
Feed by Mira Grant
Unlike The Passage, in Grant’s Feed the apocalypse is well underway, but it is filled with conspiracy, double crossing and world building that is second to none. Grant is a fearless author. I’ve long wondered why Georgia and Shaun’s story hasn’t made it to the screen yet.
Hater by David Moody
In Hater, David Moody embedded his readers in day one of his apocalypse. There is no time to think about the who, what, where, when, why – there is only time for survival. Moody has created a dark world where it comes down to them or us.
Sansbury Smith has created his world long after the apocalypse, there is no one left who remembers the world before the shit hit the fan. His world is so detailed and intricate. Xavier is a compelling character who would seamlessly translate to a television series.
Lerma’s Plan Z series was a lot of fun. His characters took me from the Middle East to the mountains of Colorado. I was with Cole from day one right until the end. Lerma even made me shed a tear or two. This is the type of story that would pull an audience in.
I am eagerly awaiting the third book in Roberts’ Chronicles of The One series. She has created such a tangible, fantastical world that I can’t help looking for more. Her apocalypse is unique and her characters so well developed, it is primed for mass exposure. *Read my review.
As I prepare for the season finale of The Passage, I’ll be looking for more great worlds to immerse myself into.
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