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Book review: Justin Cronin's 'The Twelve' summons vampires anew
Book review: Justin Cronin's 'The Twelve' summons vampires anew

-------------------- The Twelve Justin Cronin Ballantine Books: 592 pp., $28 -------------------- No one expected Justin Cronin to sink his teeth into a post-apocalyptic vampire novel. He was an award-winning author of quiet literary fiction when he drafted a story so compelling and frightening that he landed a $3.75-million, three-book deal. The trilogy began in 2010 with "The Passage," a 784-page runaway bestseller, one of the few books that could boast of billboards on Sunset Boulevard. "The Twelve" is second in the series, but even the most devoted fans may notice a bit of a sophomore slump. In Cronin's futuristic dystopia, America has been decimated by...

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