Book 1, The Strain Trilogy - Book One of the Strain Trilogy
Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan
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“A high-tech vampire epic....Terrifying.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“Part The Andromeda Strain, part Night of the Living Dead.”
“Chuck Hogan is known for his taut thrillers, Guillermo del Toro for his surreal horror films…The Strain brings out the best of each.”
—Minneapolis Star Tribune
An epic battle for survival begins between man and vampire in The Strain—the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy from one of Hollywood’s most inventive storytellers and a critically acclaimed thriller writer. Guillermo del Toro, the genius director of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, and Hammett Award-winning author Chuck Hogan have joined forces to boldly reinvent the vampire novel. Brilliant, blood-chilling, and unputdownable, The Strain is a nightmare of the first order.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
Gotta be kidding
A great read? Definitely not. A great concept on updating the vampire (thanks to G del Toro). A terrible and trite story told in a sophomoric and soporific style. The big show down at the end reads like blocking for stuntmen in a movie and as for characters, well we get nothing. Just people who do things. Prose is awful. Sure did learn a thing or three about rats but then one the acknowledgements we learn that was all copped from a single source. Spare me the sequel. I could care less about what happens next. This is Twilight on testosterone. Nada más.
Review: The Strain
A literary masterpiece? No. But, fun to read? Oh, yes.
Kept me entertained through hours of business travel and left me wishing that I didn't have to power down my iPad during takeoff and landing.
Also, a great way to set the mood for the Halloween season!
This is one of the most gripping books i have ever read. Plenty of plot twists to keep you on your toes, and plenty of gore that will make you squirm. Not for the faint hearted ;)
- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Jun 02, 2009
- Publisher: William Morrow
- Seller: HarperCollins
- Print Length: 608 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, The Strain Trilogy