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Publisher Description

“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.

Mysteries & Thrillers
June 2
William Morrow

Customer Reviews

Zachattach1213 ,

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!

Defghi ,

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.

Dano8818 ,

Difficult to put down

Not my usual reading interest, but needed to try to read before watching the tele. Version.
Cool descriptions of the demons as they turn and really pretty scary stuff!

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