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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

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.

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!

Funkwench ,

Riveting, but not Rocket Science.

This was an engaging summer read. I have long been a fan of Guillermo del Toro’s monsters and his fingerprints were all over this story line, which was co-written by Chuck Hogan. I could almost picture the creatures in the story but I’m sure Guillermo would have crafted them further into things of hideousness in film. While this wasn’t rocket science, it was nonetheless enjoyable and thrilling reading. I’m eager to read the subsequent books of the trilogy.

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