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The Strain: A gripping suspense thriller that will keep you hooked from the first page to the last! (The Strain Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
“His distinctive creatures and otherwordly parables use the realms of fantasy to explore fundamental human issues such as love, alienation, weakness and, of course, fear… [He is] a master of monsters.” (USA Today)
“A cinematic magician who has never lost his childlike sense of wonder.” (Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh in Associated Press)
“[An] amazing writer and director. . . . Pan’s Labyrinth places Mr. del Toro in the first rank of world filmmakers.” (New York Times)
“He elevated gothic horror to art. . . . Bilingual, bicultural, multigenre, he has a voice that feels both fresh and ancient.” (Entertainment Weekly) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
From the Inside Flap
In one week, Manhattan will be gone.
In one month, the country. In two months . . . the world.
At New York's JFK Airport an arriving Boeing 777 taxiing along a runway suddenly stops dead. All the shades have been drawn, all communication channels have mysteriously gone quiet. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of a CDC rapid-response team investigating biological threats, boards the darkened plane . . . and what he finds makes his blood run cold.
A terrifying contagion has come to the unsuspecting city, an unstoppable plague that will spread like an all-consuming wildfire--lethal, merciless, hungry . . . vampiric.
And in a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem an aged Holocaust survivor knows that the war he has been dreading his entire life is finally here . . .--USA Today --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B005E889G0
- Publisher : HarperCollins (8 July 2010)
- Language : English
- File size : 776 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 498 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #222,717 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The Strain is a very well written modern take on vampires. For me there are very few team up books that are actually more than just ok, a book like Good Omens for example is a perfect matchup and so great from Gaiman and Pratchett. You can add Chuck Close and Del Toro to that list of quality team writers as having nearly finished the 2nd book, The Fall, I'm having a great time still! The Strain is truly creepy from the start, and keeps that momentum for most of the way. The beginning reminds me of one of the scariest intros I've read, Perdido St. Station by China M Mieville... which I highly recommend.
If it does become a little less scary by the time more is revealed in the 2nd book, this is not at the expense of the quality of writing. It does start to feel more of a dark adventure than a creepy horror later, but I enjoy the pace, the close shaves, the twists and turns and the lore revelations all the way through. All that commentary aside I know I will quickly read this fun trilogy all the way through, so for that reason alone it is worth the 5 star rating.
Highly recommended if you are a Del Toro movie fan.
With the strain it is a neat idea on the vampire plague. These are not your normal vampires and the way the authors used descriptions on the way they fed and how they were affected was awesome. I could actually visual it. The stingers that these vamps have are just freaky.
This is not your regular vampire story that will make you fall in love with them. These guys are the ones that you hope the good guys kill off.
Another neat part of the story I liked was how the characters had to use UV lights to see the worms that were inside of people. For me that does seem unique as I have never read that before anywhere else.
We are introduced to Eph who works for the CDC, while working for the CDC he also has to deal with personal issues with his home life and the custody of his son.
When he gets a call he isn't prepared for what it is going to lead to, as the story builds up he gets the answers via someone who has been hunting this plague down. We get the back story of Abraham and why he hunts which I thought was good so we just weren't making assumptions. It will be up to a small team of people to stop this virus from leaving but can they stop it in time?
As far as characters go they were all well developed and the plot was steady. I will be reading book two to see what will happen next.
If you want a new outlook on vampires, not much gore then pick this book up.