I’ve just finished reading The Twelve, by Justin Cronin. There are so many reviews of this book around that I’m not going to try and write another one. It’s a great read if you like this kind of story, the invasion of the world by a kind of mutants born out of twelve prisoners who have been injected a virus. In a way the plot is terribly similar to World War Z, the movie featuring Brad Pitt, recently released. The Twelve is the second instalment of a trilogy, after The Passage. I think I preferred The Passage, but The Twelve is good too. What confused me a little was the timing of it all, as one book doesn’t follow the other. The Twelve is both before and after The Passage. Go figure. But it still works. I particularly enjoyed the apocalyptic description of American citizens fleeing their cities invaded by the mutants (the virals). Quite something. One piece of advice though, read The Passage first.