The Strain: Book One Of The Strain Trilogy

Paperback | September 20, 2011

byGuillermo Del Toro

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“A high-tech vampire epic....Terrifying.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Part The Andromeda Strain, part Night of the Living Dead.”
—Salon.com

“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.

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“A high-tech vampire epic....Terrifying.”—San Francisco Chronicle“Part The Andromeda Strain, part Night of the Living Dead.”—Salon.com“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 TribuneAn epic battle for survival begins between m...

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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 ...

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro is the director of the filmsCronos,Mimic,The Devil's Backbone,Blade II,Hellboy I,Hellboy II, andPan's Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards.Nacido y criado en Guadalajara, México, Guillermo del Toro ha dirigido muchas películas exitosas,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:September 20, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062068253

ISBN - 13:9780062068255

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from I did not like this book The online book reviews for The Strain have been great. I beg to diifer. I found the first book in the trilogy tedious. It starts slow and never really picks up. The authors seem to love to write and write, but there were many runs of pages where little happened, where the story did not advance. Their writing was pretty average at best. I found the characters dull and the so-called horror rather mundane. It was all I could do to get to the end of this book, and nothing will convince me to read number two or three of the trilogy.
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