Nocturna by Guillermo Del ToroNocturna by Guillermo Del Toro


byGuillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan

Paperback | June 2, 2009 | Spanish

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Siempre han estado aquí. Vampiros. En la oscuridad y en secreto. Esperando. Ahora ha llegado su momento. En una semana, tomarán Manhattan. En un mes, el país entero. En dos meses, el mundo. El visionario creador de la película ganadora del Oscar El laberinto del Fauno y un escritor ganador del Hammett Award, vuelcan sus imaginaciones en esta audaz novela épica sobre una horrorosa batalla entre hombre y vampiro que amenaza a toda la humanidad. Es la primera entrega de una espeluznante trilogía y un evento editorial internacional extraordinario.
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,...
Title:NocturnaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.04 inPublished:June 2, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:Spanish

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ISBN - 10:0061787175

ISBN - 13:9780061787171


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nosferatu meets CSI Vampire literature thrives on contrast. Victorian readers yawned at bizarre doings in Carpathian Mountains but shivered when Bram Stoker’s Dracula appeared in the city of London. Legions of writers have since inflamed this contrast until it has become positively bi-polar, giving us bloodsuckers as southern gentlemen, little girls, rebellious teenagers, space aliens and a even a librarian. And now worms. Well, why not. These authors were perhaps over-enthused with the possibilities presented by Vampires, and endowed them with such diverse physiological horrors that a biologically confusing monster emerges. But they are entirely clear in one regard: sex. Vampire tales usually slide easily into sex and sexiness, but there’s nothing remotely sexy about these creatures; they are simply repulsive. As it should be, too. I would have enjoyed more surprises and plot twists, but the story rips along just fine and dialogue is expertly executed. There is much unnatural ghastliness here, and a couple scenes that are stunningly revolting. The Strain is frighteningly well written and a compelling read.
Date published: 2009-03-04

Editorial Reviews

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