The Passengers

The Passengers

Eight self-drive cars set on a collision course. Who lives, who dies? You decide.When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course.The passengers are: a TV star, a pregnant young woman, a disabled war hero, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife - and parents of two - who...

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Author:John Marrs
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The Passengers Reviews

  • Dennis

    I can't believe I was just able to binge read another 400+ page book in record speed. I recently read John Marrs's

    because I heard it was going to be a Netflix series, so I was very excited to pick up his latest Black Mirror-esque novel,

    .

    takes place in the not so distant future, and autonomous cars are now regulated and compulsory during UK's new plan to try and circumvent human error for fatalities, accidents, pollution, and other traffic related trage

    I can't believe I was just able to binge read another 400+ page book in record speed. I recently read John Marrs's

    because I heard it was going to be a Netflix series, so I was very excited to pick up his latest Black Mirror-esque novel,

    .

    takes place in the not so distant future, and autonomous cars are now regulated and compulsory during UK's new plan to try and circumvent human error for fatalities, accidents, pollution, and other traffic related tragedies. I'm not going to give too much about this story, because it's fast-paced and you'll need to be surprised as the story develops, but imagine eight people all trapped in their autonomous car with no means to escape. We have a refugee woman, a woman who doesn't speak English and provides for her family, a wife and husband of ten years, a pregnant mother, a young man, a famous legendary actress, and a double amputee army veteran. Each person is trapped, with their routes being taken over by a collective. This collective is here to make a statement—after two and a half hours, one of them will live, while the rest will die in a horrible accident. When the news reaches five influential people tasked to help decide the outcome, people's bigotry, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia, and dark rooted socio-economic opinions start unraveling.

    I won't go any further on Goodreads with the synopsis on this awesome story, but if you want to know more, let me know privately because I can go on and on about this story all day! I enjoyed the social commentary that Marrs provides in

    , that seems to be lacking in many thrillers that I've seen before. We get hints of ignorance and micro-aggressions from people that we may not have expected, how society shames those that are different (you'll know what I mean when you see the hashtags), and how as a society we still need to change and keep ourselves in check.

    is just light years ahead of it's competition when it comes to social intelligence and the surrounding environment. I hope you'll notice it too.

    A key aspect that I absolutely loved about

    during the narrative was how shocking it was to see the misfortune of these eight passengers, and how it became a worldwide phenomenon. How would this be something that all of the media, and the people watching it, be tuned into? Then I realized,

    I couldn't put the book down—I needed to know who was going to live, who was going to die, and how it was going to happen! I'm just as guilty as the portrayal of the spectators in the story.

    While

    does touch on some key social commentary, the book is a thriller so it's here to entertain. You'll enjoy the pacing, and you'll enjoy that Marrs gives

    about who should, and who shouldn't die. Everyone has a target on their back, and just because

    , doesn't mean life turns out that way.

    should be on your TBR, and expect to see big things when this book is released to the public.

  • Tan Markovic

    When you want to write a review but have no idea how to do the book justice :')

    -

    John Marrs never disappoints....

    What an amazing book!

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Five billions, need an urgent brain transplant cause my old one is just blown away and out of order stars!!!

    My head still hurts like I tossed it against the wall thousand times and I started to see cartoon stars on my head as soon as I finish this one! I cannot say I’m speechless because I forgot four languages I’ve known ( including my native one) right now so I’m out of words.

    This is so revolutionary, innovative, creative book makes you think a lot, thrill a lot and numb your mind! It makes m

    Five billions, need an urgent brain transplant cause my old one is just blown away and out of order stars!!!

    My head still hurts like I tossed it against the wall thousand times and I started to see cartoon stars on my head as soon as I finish this one! I cannot say I’m speechless because I forgot four languages I’ve known ( including my native one) right now so I’m out of words.

    This is so revolutionary, innovative, creative book makes you think a lot, thrill a lot and numb your mind! It makes me you question your values, morals. On some parts I felt like a jury member and thought which one was worse? To be a decision maker of someone’s mortality or stuck inside a death trap car when all of your skeletons in the closet reveal one by one.

    I’m really doubtful that Mr. Marrs is from this planet because he outsmarted most of the genius writers with this book. He is so talented, knows how to deceive the readers with his conspiratorial moves and amazing twists.

    I liked “ One” a lot but I liked “ Passangers” sooo much more!

    This is the most surprising, exhilarating book I’ve really enjoyed! It really exhausted me because it was not easy adventure for everyone!

  • myra

    This was so good, I couldn not put this book down. Took one break in between to eat and went straight back reading. Can’t remember the last time i finished a book in one day. John Marrs had me shook!

    The plot twist in the end, my god. This is the first book that i have read by Mr. Marrs and I’m definitely going to give his other books a try.

    It’s better if you read The Passengers without knowing what the story is about. I think that it will make it more enjoyable. At least, for me it was.

    Anyway,

    This was so good, I couldn not put this book down. Took one break in between to eat and went straight back reading. Can’t remember the last time i finished a book in one day. John Marrs had me shook!

    The plot twist in the end, my god. This is the first book that i have read by Mr. Marrs and I’m definitely going to give his other books a try.

    It’s better if you read The Passengers without knowing what the story is about. I think that it will make it more enjoyable. At least, for me it was.

    Anyway, I highly recommend this book, especially if you like thrillers and science fiction.

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