August 4, 2010

A Long Holiday

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A perfect escape

A perfect escape

I haven’t been able to take a relaxing vacation this summer.

Our family has a lot going on.

We celebrated three graduations  (one high school and two college); people moving out of and people moving into our house;  lots of visitors; children preparing for law school, college and jobs; people starting graduate school.

It has not been a lazy summer, but eventful and overflowing with new and transitional events.

I needed to escape.

And I have, with an intriguing book. For the last few weeks, I have been reading The Passage, by Justin Cronin.

It is a frightening account of a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world – part social commentary, part science fiction. It is not the kind of book I usually like to read.

But for this summer, it is perfect.

A serious and accomplished writer, Cronin has weaved an engrossing plot with engaging characters and elegant prose.

This first book of a trilogy is over 700 pages long.

A perfect escape. A long holiday.