|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
The brain cells started to die within moments of death. By the end of four to six minutes the damage was irreversible, and people brought back from death after that didn't talk about tunnels and life reviews. They didn't talk at all.... But if the dying were facing annihilation, why didn't they say, "It's over!" or, "I'm shutting down"?... Why did they say, "It's beautiful over there," and, "I'm coming, Mother!"
When Joanna decides to become a test subject and see an NDE firsthand, she discovers that death is both more and less than she expected. Telling anything at all about her experience would be spoiling the book's suspenseful buildup, but readers are in for some shocks as Willis reveals the secrets and mysteries of the afterlife. Unfortunately, several running gags--the maze-like complexity of the hospital, Mandrake's oily sales pitch, and a tiresomely talkative World War II veteran--go on a little too long and threaten the pace of the story near the middle. But don't stop reading! We expect a lot from Connie Willis because she's so good, and Passage's payoff is incredible--the ending will leave you breathless, and more than a little haunted. Passage masterfully blends tragedy, humor, and fear in an unforgettable meditation on humanity and death. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book was really heavy. At first I didn't think so. At first I really felt as if I was putting together pieces of a puzzle, along with the main character, trying to solve a... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Angie, When will those clouds all disappear?
Some books suffer from not being edited, but this is remarkable. This is a 350-page novel that is 800 pages long.Published 8 days ago by Mark A. B.
There are many reviews here that give details about the plot of the book so there is no need for me to go into it here. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Miss Hater
I love anything Connie Willis writes. This one is classic Willis, by turns laugh out loud funny, suspenseful, thoughtful and said.Published 1 month ago by Hitchhiker's Guide fan
Connie Willis usually gives us well-researched stories embroidered with solid historical facts, and grounded with realistic characters. Read morePublished 2 months ago by DrPat
If you can get past the scientific vocabulary, which, while fascinating, has its limits, and the constant, repetitive, back and forth movement of these characters, there are some... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amanda B. Willoughby
I really wanted to like this book. NDE's are fascinating to me, so this is is a subject which held a great deal of interest to me. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brian Smith
You start out on one of Connie`s voyages with no idea what to expect. You get your money's worth! She draws you in deeper and deeper so you can't even stop to eat or take a toilet... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Pool Operator