The Strain: Book One Of The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo Del ToroThe Strain: Book One Of The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro

The Strain: Book One Of The Strain Trilogy

byGuillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan

Paperback | September 20, 2011

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From the Golden Globe winning director of The Shape of Water

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

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

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.

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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Title:The Strain: Book One Of The Strain TrilogyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:September 20, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062068253

ISBN - 13:9780062068255

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Modern Spin on a Classic Idea Del Toro and Hogan did a wonderful job in creating a dreadfully scary idea of the atrocities men will commit and the repercussions that they can have. They took the classic idea of a vampire and turned it into something more chilling for a modern audience after they have been desecrated for the past decade. It is nice to see someone that has love and respect for vampires handle it.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read! I first read this book back in 2011 when it came out. I loved the writing, the plot, and the characters. It's not your average vampire book and has a new take on an often overdone topic. I would definitely recommend giving it a read!
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and epic this is a really great vampire story. Very interesting take on an old monster. Felt the writers did outstanding job increasing tension throughout the story. I could not put it down and read it pretty quickly
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan did a great job with this book. I couldn't put the book down! Can't wait to read book number 2.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely Awesome Definitely a must-have for vampire and Guillermo Del Toro fans. The story is unique, the vampires have an interesting spin on them though they are undoubtedly the monsters all horror fans love, and the whole thing comes together into an epic story that I couldn't get enough of. A must have!
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great old school style vampire book This was a great read as far as vampire s go. They are not your sparkly teenage pretty boy and girl vampires that has disgraced the vampire world but rather the cruel, relentless vampires of the past. Great read.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Old school vampire novel I could sink my teeth into. What a refreshing read about vampires in this age of pretty boy/girl band type twinkling and sparkling vampires. The Strain's vampires are unforgiving and just plain rabid and sadistic. If you like your vampires ruthless with little care of human life opposed to the crap nowadays, check out The Strain.
Date published: 2016-08-27
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.
Date published: 2014-12-27

Editorial Reviews

"He elevated gothic horror to art. . . . Bilingual, bicultural, multigenre, he has a voice that feels both fresh and ancient."